Two of Buchanan's major works, "Network"
and "Circuit" were exhibited in the fall of 1982 at the Sarah Lawrence
College Gallery in Bronxville, NY. The following is an excerpt
from the catalog describing the artist's style, and a collage of pieces
remaining from the catalog.
Jerry Buchanan's work has been described by
the critic John Russell as lying somewhere between "painting" and
"making." Another important duality in this artist's work is that
the look and presence of his works are rigorously abstract while the
direct references in the work are to a host of things and situations in
the real work of lasting importance to the artist. His work has
always been resolutely autobiographic. His predilection of many
years to slowly build an individual painting over a period of two to six
months continues, while the scale of his paintings and their tendency
towards being more painterly and more gestural increase. "
(quote taken from text shown below photos below)