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Jane Rosen

Jane Rosen featured in Touchstones, Totems, Talismans: Animals in Contemporary Art

October 13, 2017 - Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

Touchstones, Totems, Talismans: Animals in Contemporary Art

October 13, 2017 - February 11, 2018

Ask the beasts and they will teach you the beauty of this earth. — Francis of Assisi

The inspiration for this exhibit dates back to the 2004 BMAC exhibit Andy Warhol: The Jon Gould Collection. The most commented-on works in that show were the large prints from Warhol’s 1983 “Endangered Species” portfolio. Observing visitors’ reactions to those powerful images, I sensed that their aesthetic experiences were enriched by the deep connections humans have with animals, both domestic and wild.

Depicting animals—as symbols, teachers, muses, companions—connects human cultures across time. Pictures of animals serve as proxies for happiness, distress, or fear. They speak of love, remembrance, and condolence. Whether literal or abstract, animal images call into play both our experiences with the creatures themselves and the often deep-seated characteristics, traits, and qualities we assign to them.

Featuring the work of Walton Ford, Bharti Kher, Colleen Kiely, Stephen Petegorsky, Shelley Reed, Jane Rosen, Michal Rovner, Rick Shaefer, and Andy Warhol, this exhibit offers a mere glimpse into the complexity of human-animal relationships in contemporary art. The selected works are diverse in intention and execution. Some are humorous; others are unsettling. All invite contemplation of the various ways in which animals inhabit our personal experiences, our cultural history, and our common world.

— Mara Williams, Chief Curator

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The American Academy of Arts and Letters Announces 2015 Art Award Winner Jane Rosen

March 20, 2015 - Souhad Rafey

New York, March 19, 2015 — The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced today the nine artists who will receive its 2015 awards in art. The awards will be presented in New York City in May at the Academy’s annual Ceremonial. The art prizes and purchases, totaling nearly $250,000, honor both established and emerging artists. The award winners were chosen from a group of 40 artists who had been invited to participate in the Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, which opened on March 12, 2015. The Exhibition continues through April 12, 2015, and features over 120 paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, and works on paper. The members of this year’s award committee were: Lynda Benglis, Varujan Boghosian, Lois Dodd, Eric Fischl (Chairman), Yvonne Jacquette, Bill Jensen, Philip Pearlstein, Judy Pfaff, Paul Resika, and Terry Winters.

 


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Jane Rosen featured in The American Academy of Arts & Letters 2015 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts

March 6, 2015 - Souhad Rafey

Paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper by 40 contemporary artists will be exhibited at the galleries of the American Academy of Arts and Letters on historic Audubon Terrace (Broadway between 155 and 156 Streets) from Thursday, March 12 through Sunday, April 12, 2015. Exhibiting artists were chosen from a pool of over 200 nominees submitted by the members of the Academy, America’s most prestigious honorary society of architects, artists, writers, and composers.

 

http://www.artsandletters.org/press_releases/2015invitational.php


JANE ROSEN, A Menagerie of Metaphors, at the Maier Museum of Art

September 10, 2014 - The 103rd Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art at Randolph College

This exhibition highlights the work of artists who use images of animals in their art, including Jane Alexander, Louise Bourgeois, Nick Brandt, Walton Ford, Jenny Lynn McNutt, Jane Rosen, and Kiki Smith. Exhibition curator, Kathy Muehlemann, Randolph College professor of art and department chair, describes the premise of the exhibition:

“Animals present a rich trove of associations. As interwoven as they are in our literature, art, and daily life, they maintain an otherness as well. These seven artists present a wide range of responses to the animal. The gaze and the answering gaze within these works set in motion many emotions. The enchanted realm of animals has many doors to enter and mirrors back to us a spirit.”

This exhibition will be on view through December 14th.

more info: http://maiermuseum.org/2014/08/26/the-103rd-annual-exhibition-of-contemporary-art/


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JANE ROSEN Sears-Peyton, Works on Paper

January 7, 2011 - February 5th

Jane Rosen included in Works on Paper at Danese Gallery, New York


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