Bill Jacka’s oil paintings exhibited at Tangent Gallery, 410 Broadway Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Amazingly, this is Jacka’s first show here, although he’s been painted for many years and is now a longtime resident of Truth or Consequences. Jacka said he sells them so fast he doesn’t have enough on hand for a show. These works are the result of a series of riddles he set up on his Facebook page. The winners got to name any animal, which he then worked into paintings with a western theme. “Flower Patch Babies” shows baby pink pigs and a little girl picking flowers on a high desert plain in spring bloom. The fleshy plump pink beings commune in a hyper-realistic, color saturated world, the division between human and animal erased. For romance, there is nothing to match a young pink pig. This painting hammers and rings the bell on the romantic scale. By: Kathleen Sloan (Herald Reporter) Kathleen Sloan has been writing art reviews for various publications since the 1983. She has a degree in Art History from Virginia Commonwealth University with a concentration in modernism. She worked in various capacities for the Parthenon Museum in Nashville, Tennessee and The Brooklyn Museum and the Heidenberg Gallery in New York City.