Jace Romick believes a frame should be as beautiful as the artwork it secures. To this end, every image he prints hangs in a custom frame, hand-built onsite.
EVERY FRAME IS
Before opening the gallery, Jace earned a reputation as a fine furniture maker, a self-taught skill he developed over three decades. When the Colorado native opted to concentrate solely on his career as a photographer, he was disenchanted with the finishes applied to much of the art on the market. To this end, Jace learned how to hand- build frames using traditional methods, which are rarely utilized today.
He chooses alder and walnut hard woods, which are cut, distressed, hand rubbed and erected using dovetail miter joints to ensure a handmade look. Each frame is glazed to expose the fine grain in the wood and sealed with a fine lacquer finish. The finished alder frame suggests a refined rustic style, while the walnut offers a more contemporary look. Each of the Roland Reed prints are sold in a custom frame, to augment the authenticity of each image, taken from the original glass plate negative.
Jace's extraordinary life experiences fuel his powerful photos, however another creative talent adds depth to his work. Thirty years of furniture building has brought tremendous experience to Jace's skillset. By utilizing these skills, Jace is enabled to design and build unique custom frames for all of his work. By pairing reclaimed wood, distressed materials and hand-forged hardware, Jace creates one-of-a-kind timeless masterpieces that are emotionally evocative and offer unique visual appeal.