“I have always felt, that if it is indeed true that each of Holsinger’s paintings comes from a photo she snaps then, it is also true that those photos have nothing left. The paintings come alive—the landscape becomes grass, water, sky, the figure becomes a real person who almost always lives in an absorbing state of reflection and contemplation, often after fleeing the city. Another captivating aspect of her work is that it reminds us just how enormous America is by extension, boasting its variety of landscapes.”
—Amalia Piccinini on "National Parks." Flashart online
"A simple photographic image, when painted, takes on a new breadth of wonder. (Holsinger’s) contribution to the exhibition, Luke (2011), depicts a naked man walking along a glacial structure of some kind. It’s both realistic and dream-like, realized and idealized."
—Adam Lehrer on “Figures in Waterfalls.” Forbes
“Jayne Holsinger’s Figures in Waterfalls paintings hold time still even as the white noise of falling water resounds. I'm there. The point of view suggests a voyeur but the light and activity invite me to interact with these people going forward. Jayne finds her own spot in a spectrum which includes Thomas Eakins' studies of male nudes, Elmer Bischoff's figures in landscapes, and some of the pre–Raphaelites where they use water as a psychological–symbolic force.”
—Jack Miller on "Figures in Waterfalls." Verdad Magazine, Literature and Art
"(Holsinger's paintings) are deftly made and convey a quietly touching affection for Middle America, not an attitude frequently encountered in Chelsea galleries."
—Ken Johnson on "American Stills." The New York Times
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