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HOOPER As the youngest living artist collected by the Gibbes Museum of Art, Hooper gives classical realism new life. In order to round out Charleston’s art scene, it’s important that exterior influences are celebrated. “Taking influence from the old masters, [Hooper’s] paintings are technically perfect and hauntingly beautiful,” says Meyer Vogl Gallery director Katie Geer. “Jill’s work reminds us how thrilling it is to view art created by an extraordinary talent.” Pam Wall, the Gibbes’ curator of exhibitions, agrees. “Her very presence in Charleston pushes other artists to take their work to the next level. And beyond that, Jill is a generous soul who is deeply involved with a number of organizations in the Charleston community, including the young patrons group of the Gibbes, Society 1858.”

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TOP: Mary Whyte, 1999, oil on canvas; 51 5/8 x 33 5/8”, Donated from the Collection of Mary Whyte, Image courtesy of the Gibbes Museum of Art/Carolina Art Association ABOVE: Remains of a Meal, 2000, oil on linen, 7 x 17”, Museum Purchase with funds provided by a gift of the Charleston Fine Art Dealers Association, Image courtesy of the Gibbes Museum of Art/Carolina Art Association RIGHT: Still Life with Green Parakeet, oil on linen over panel, 15.5 x 11.75”

Art Mag: Fall 2017, The 10 Year Anniversary Issue