Jane’s work is grounded in pen and ink, moments of collage and layers of gouache. Her aesthetic and conceptual approach are largely influenced by the fragmentary nature of dreams and the interconnectedness of visions, neurology and migraine auras. She lives in the Mac/Grove neighborhood with her husband, three daughters, and two cats.
This group of work explores the two roles that the ceramic plate can play.
In the plate’s first role on the wall, it is primarily a carrier for an image. The trees, fields and roads of the Southern Minnesota landscape are filtered through the materials and process. They are at times abstracted, and at other times clearly represented. Some may seem isolated, yet resilient, others interconnected and complex. It is my hope that I am able to communicate some of the sense of wonder and love I have for this landscape.
The second role for the plate doesn’t happen in the gallery, but rather in the home. When taken down from the wall the plate transforms into an object of utility that is an active participant in our meals and can help to create a context for fellowship. The form, weight, texture and volume of the plate all become much more relevant and the image dissolves.
It is these multiple roles that first attracted me to working with functional pottery and it remains an integral part of my practice today.
My minimalist landscapes are simple and familiar. I've been photographing the Midwest landscape for 30 years. Taking pictures as I drive by. I love driving. I love that space in front of and beyond the horizon.
I've been working to capture that space through paintings for 20 years. And in one brush stroke two years ago it all changed.
Eight years ago I took a break from painting and started printmaking, running a stationery and art print company called Vandalia Street Press. Printmaking broke everything down for me. It slowed my process and created a method in my work. It created steps.
One night during an artist group that I attend I decided to try painting again, but this time on printmaking paper. I was there, my paints were there and Boom! The land I know so well. So I simply painted right there in front of me. The space, the texture, and the emotions. And I keep going.
BFA: University of Minnesota | Studio: Northrup King Building #375
Forrest and Rick Love have been photographing Saint Paul with micro four thirds mirrorless digital cameras for the last few years. This show was inspired by images of 19th century photographs of Saint Paul found at the Minnesota Historical Society. The work in this exhibition is printed on fine art cotton paper and canvas, using a large format archival ink jet printer.
June 18 - August 31
My work is a study of form, color and composition. Painting primarily in oil, I create illustrative images with a sense of balance and calm. Nature and organic forms inspire my compositions. Using a personal style of magical realism, I present elements of beauty and intrigue from the natural world in arrangements that explore pattern and repetition.