Falling Chairs. Angela Jann. Mixed media on paper. 34 x 25 inches. 2010.
2012 Undertow, Puerto Rican Cultural Center, New York, NY
2011 Geometric Decay, Fishbowl Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2008 59th Annual Artist Ball, Gallery Icosahedron, New York, NY
2008 Inside the Artists Studio, Mahan Gallery, Columbus, OH
2006 Deus Ex Machina, Artist Book, Collaboration with Emily Panzeri. Women's Studio Workshop.
About Angela Jann:
Born in Elkhart, IN, Angela Jann moved to Detroit in the early 80s. She
lived in over a dozen other towns and cities across the US including
Chicago, Memphis, and Columbus, OH. She has received funding grants from
the National Endowment for the Arts and Andy Warhol Foundation for the
Arts for here artist book Deus Ex Machina. She lives in Brooklyn.
Statement from the Artist: "I am interested in absurdity and the incorrect. I enjoy finding moments in old text books, politics, pop trends, tv, and internet, where truth becomes a lie and humor can exists. I explore these ideas in multiple disciplines including painting, film, photo, sculpture, and performance. Currently, with my paintings and drawings I am exploring a less intellectual response to abstract paintings. I start it off pushing the paint surface, mark making, optics, color, and space in a collapsing, decaying and goofy non structure. But then stare at the painting for sometime until i see a recognizable image. I am going toward your random relative saying "I see a boat" in an abstract painting. I begin to build and push the paint again to pull that imagery out. I paint cats and dogs, landscapes and portraits. I am walking the line between abstraction and representative art while playing with op art and gesture. I am looking to find the lies and humor in the old outdated truths of painting."