Jane Maxwell – San Francisco

The mixed media collage works of Jane Maxwell are on view through the end of March at the Caldwell Snyder Gallery.

Jane Maxwell - Oasis 20

In these canvas and panel works Maxwell explores the ideals that Western culture imposes on the female figure. Food issues are acutely imparted in the choice of antique produce crate labels as collage material. It’s a cunning play on the common practice of objectifying body parts as selections from the grocer. The artist reminds us that beauty is not uniform, allure can be found in otherwise castaway material.

Jane Maxwell - Our Pick

The textured surfaces are built up with layers of beeswax and methodically deconstructed with rigorous sanding and peeling. The figure ground reversals that take place in the compositions reflect personal translations of societal pressures.

Jane Maxwell - Tart Plum

Jane Maxwell
Recent Works
1-31 March 2009
Caldwell Snyder Gallery
San Francisco

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Scott Lickstein is a visual artist and was the founder / primary writer for the art news source, LookIntoMyOwl.com until January 2013 when it merged with NOWhere Limited’s Magazine.

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