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JoAnne Artman Gallery

“Contemporary Consciousness” Featuring JAMES WOLANIN and JANE MAXWELL

  • Jane Maxwell,
  • James Wolanin
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    Jane Maxwell, Map Coat, 2017

Press for “Contemporary Consciousness” Featuring JAMES WOLANIN and JANE MAXWELL

Current Exhibitions at JoAnne Artman Gallery


JoAnne Artman Gallery at CONTEXT New York

  • America Martin,
  • John "CRASH" Matos,
  • Anna Kincaide,
  • Audra Weaser,
  • Opens: May. 02, 2019
  • Closes: May. 05, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

THE WILD BUNCH- FEATURING BILLY SCHENCK, GREG MILLER + AMERICA MARTIN

  • Billy Schenck,
  • Greg Miller,
  • America Martin,
  • Opens: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 26, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

THE ART OF FASHION

  • Jane Maxwell,
  • Pedro Bonnin,
  • Opens: Feb. 14, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 31, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 14, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

REVERIE: Featuring AUDRA WEASER

  • Audra Weaser,
  • Opens: Apr. 11, 2019
  • Closes: May. 31, 2019
  • Reception: Apr. 11, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

HALF NAKED

  • Ray Turner,
  • Opens: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Closes: Nov. 03, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

CONCRETE JUNGLE: Featuring John “CRASH” Matos

  • John "CRASH" Matos,
  • Opens: Nov. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 31, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

“ENDLESS SUMMER” Featuring Danny Galieote

  • Danny Galieote,
  • Opens: Jun. 14, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 31, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 14, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

URBAN FLORA: Featuring Penelope Gottlieb, Anna Kincaide + Greg Miller

  • Greg Miller,
  • Anna Kincaide,
  • Penelope Gottlieb,
  • Opens: May. 10, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 02, 2018
  • Reception: May. 10, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

“THE NEW FIGURATIVE” Featuring America Martin

  • America Martin,
  • Opens: Feb. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 13, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

“Saddle Up” New Works by Billy Schenck

  • Billy Schenck,
  • Opens: Nov. 16, 2017
  • Closes: Jan. 20, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 16, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Population Defaced

  • Ray Turner,
  • Opens: Mar. 16, 2016
  • Closes: May. 28, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

JoAnne Artman Gallery at CONTEXT New York 2016 (Booth C17)

  • America Martin,
  • Opens: May. 03, 2016
  • Closes: May. 08, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: 40

“Kinetic Energy” Featuring Lee Waisler

  • Lee Waisler,
  • Opens: Mar. 16, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 29, 2017
  • Reception: Mar. 16, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

JoAnne Artman Gallery at CONTEXT, New York, Presenting works by AMERICA MARTIN & JOHN “CRASH” MATOS

  • America Martin,
  • John "CRASH" Matos,
  • Opens: May. 03, 2017
  • Closes: May. 07, 2017
  • Reception: May. 03, 2017
  • Hours: 2 - 5pm
  • Admission: free

Breaking Ground: Redefining the Urban Experience” Featuring John “CRASH” Matos

  • Crash,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 31, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

“Contemporary Consciousness” Featuring JAMES WOLANIN and JANE MAXWELL

  • Jane Maxwell,
  • James Wolanin
  • Opens: Jun. 01, 2017
  • Closes: Sep. 02, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 01, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

"This Is America” New Works by AMERICA MARTIN

  • America Martin,
  • Opens: Nov. 17, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 30, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Deconstructing Allusion: Featuring Greg Miller

  • Greg Miller,
  • Opens: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 11, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Jun 01 - Sep 02, 2017

  • Reception: Jun 01, 6 - 8pm

Where

JoAnne Artman Gallery

  • 511 West 22nd Street, Suite A, New York NY 10011 Map
  • 949.510.5481

About

JoAnne Artman Gallery, Presents:
“Contemporary Consciousness” Featuring JAMES WOLANIN and JANE MAXWELL
Summer 2017
Artists’ Reception: Thursday, June 1st, 2017 from 6pm-8pm
Please RSVP: 949.510.5481 by May 26th, 2017

JoAnne Artman Gallery
511A West 22nd St. || New York, NY 10011
Contact:  JoAnne Artman
Telephone:  949-510-5481 || E-mail: joanneartman@aol.com
Website: www.joanneartmangallery.com

Contemporary Consciousness

The female body has long served as a muse in the arts, a lens through which the themes, issues and ongoing dialogue of the contemporary collective consciousness can be reflected. The work of James Wolanin and Jane Maxwell addresses this discourse through reflective interpretations of the feminine ideal through context, material and approach. In Wolanin’s work an idealized "snapshot" image is filtered through memories of the artist’s own personal history. Maxwell's imagery on the other hand, while also addressing the legacy of print advertisement in the digital age, looks at its ephemerality through aggregation and accumulation. Biting into societal and personal constructs of femininity both artists commit to an encompassing approach, resulting in work that both entices and provokes.

James Wolanin elevates the subject of Americana through a vivid re-imagining of the type of imagery depicted in popular American advertisements from his childhood, rendered in a precise, hard-edged style, using surfboard resin as a finish. Unlike the idealized dream-girl stereotypes prevalent in contemporary media, Wolanin’s women lean towards the wholesome. These captured moments are full of a winking charm simultaneously nostalgic and fresh. The flat planes of color, soft palette, and nod to vintage and minimalist tonal transitions help the works read on an abstract level, creating a deeper resonance between the compositional elements. Wolanin continuously plays with the imagery, working between the ambiguous and beguiling, redefining the narrative.

Jane Maxwell explores the complexities of the feminine ideal through the paper medium of current advertisements, brochures and original billboard papers. The work has a feel of the sculptural through the sheer physicality of this material, which is layered, cut and peeled into distinctive female silhouettes. Exploring the ubiquitous and inundating nature of the advertisements, as well as our perception of them, the work presents a complex commentary. Completely deconstructing the original intent of the source material, the artist clothes and forms the female body out of this aggregated ephemera, synthesizing the idealized imagery of the advertisements into something with entirely new meaning.

These artists will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize. With visual perceptions always changing, peek behind the stories told and you're sure to find the right artistic expression!


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