Jane Rosen, The Mei Mei Series
Sep 6 – Oct 20, 2007
THE MEI MEI SERIES
September 6- October 20, 2007
Sears-Peyton Gallery is pleased to announce our third exhibition of native New York artist Jane Rosen. THE MEI MEI SERIES is a new collection of fifteen sculptures and ten drawings.
Jane Rosen’s works are mostly of animals she sees daily around her home in Northern California. She does not think of them, however, as being representational, though they are portraits of being, that is, of a fuller state of existence than the one lived by humankind. Poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote that animals are not self-conscious. Hence, little intervenes between them and the world. When they watch a thing, they are fully present in the watching. We, on the other hand, are distracted by our own hyperconsciousness. The goal of a number of spiritual disciplines is to get back to the animal’s purer state.
– Alan Artner, Chicago Tribune art critic
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 -6, Saturday, 11- 6