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Janae Easton
updated: 03/04/2010
website: www.platypusfile.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Unexpected Growth
Unexpected Growth #2
Untitled
Untitled
To all things of the home and Adolph Wolfli
Installation detail
Golden Locks that Moss Grew
Untitled
Robust Bark Encourted by Dusky Caves
Untitled
Untitled detail
Many Moons for the Night Blooming Cereus
Creeping Figs Wander
The Growth of a Poppy
Untilted
 
Portfolio Keywords:  biomorphic, books, collage, domestic, abstract, fantasy, nature, obsessive, repetition
 
 
Unexpected Growth  by Janae Easton
Unexpected Growth
mixed media
2009
Dimensions variable
Unexpected Growth #2 by Janae Easton
Unexpected Growth #2
mixed media
2009
Dimensions variable
Untitled by Janae Easton
Untitled
mixed media
2009
Dimensions variable
Untitled by Janae Easton
Untitled
mixed media
2009
Dimensions variable
To all things of the home and Adolph Wolfli  by Janae Easton
To all things of the home and Adolph Wolfli
mixed media
2009
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Installation detail by Janae Easton
Installation detail
mixed media
2009
Dimensions variable
Golden Locks that Moss Grew by Janae Easton
Golden Locks that Moss Grew
mixed media
2008
Dimensions variable
Untitled by Janae Easton
Untitled
mixed media
2009
Dimensions variable
Robust Bark Encourted by Dusky Caves by Janae Easton
Robust Bark Encourted by Dusky Caves
Mylar, wrapping paper, lenox 100, colored pencils, pen, marker, foil tape, duct tape
2007
25" x  40" 
Untitled by Janae Easton
Untitled
mixed media
2008
Dimensions variable
Untitled detail by Janae Easton
Untitled detail
mixed media
2008
Dimensions variable
Many Moons for the Night Blooming Cereus by Janae Easton
Many Moons for the Night Blooming Cereus
Mylar, found papers, colored pencil, pen, assorted tape
2007
32" x  40" 
Creeping Figs Wander by Janae Easton
Creeping Figs Wander
Mylar, found papers, colored pencil, pen, assorted tape
2007
32" x  40" 
The Growth of a Poppy by Janae Easton
The Growth of a Poppy
mylar, wrapping paper, lenox 100, colored pencils, pen, markers, foil tape, duct tape
2007
25" x  40" 
Untilted by Janae Easton
Untilted
Installation
2006
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

Developing and supporting the contradictions in desire; beauty, friction, neediness, betrayal, loss, and love. I am interested in both chaos and order, discord and pleasure.

My work creates connections between objects and drawings, building a community of marks. Nature triggers the work; In the drawings and sculpture I am trying to create details that evoke the slow and rapid growth in nature. My process connects with the ambiguity of the organic world but is also inspired by surrealism, landscape painting, assemblage, storytelling, how to books, flower arranging, graffiti, flea markets art brut and the idea of slowness.

The materials I choose arrive from the domestic and child craft. Many of the papers are wrapping paper, cards people have given me and my family, as well as old miscellaneous papers. The papers are sentimental at times but then are also completely new and foreign. The materials are twisted into a new context that maintains a playfulness yet pushes boundaries. Many of these materials have connections to the body’s need for tenderness, comfort, and warmth.

Artist Bio / CV
BORN 1976, Detroit Michigan

EDUCATION

2002 Master of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1999 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Florida State University

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009 Untitled Flags, LilStreet Art Center, Chicago, IL 

2009 Decoration and Chaos, Goose Hall, Tallahassee, FL. 

2006 Drawings from Another Time: Past to Present, Lakefront at Langdon Gallery, The University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, WI.

2004 The Land of Growth, book making workshop and exhibition, Nan Boynton Gallery, Tallahassee, FL.

 2003 Morphology of Organisms, Nan Boynton Gallery, Tallahassee, FL.

2002 Morphological Construction, Window on Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

(upcoming) 2009, Seasons, Youngblood Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA 

2008 Drawing Beyond the Plane, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL. 

2007 Running Around the Pool, Florida State Museum of Art, curated by Terri Lindbloom

Flower Power Invitational, Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, FLNew 07’, NUTUREart Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.2006

New Work, New Faces, Florida State University Museum, Tallahassee, FL.2005

Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artist Space, New York, NY.

621 Benefit Art Auction, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL.

House of Cards, Carriage House, Columbus OH.

Faculty Show, Florida State University Museum, Tallahassee, FL

 LGTB Art Show, Mickee Faust Clubhouse, Tallahassee, FL.

Untitled,Art-O-Mat2004

Make Believe, Three Person Show; Janae Easton, Patricia Dahlman, and Carol Goemboski, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL.

Postcards from the Edge, Visual AIDS, New York, NY.

621 Benefit Art Auction, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

Cycles, Two Person Show; Janae Easton and Kristin Miller, College of Southern Maryland, LaPlata MD.

Small Victories, Modest Contemporary Arts Project, Chicago, IL

The Faculty Annual, Florida State University, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL.

GRANTS AND AWARDS

nominated 2009, Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant 

Puffin Foundation Ltd. Grant, awarded January 2004

3rd Place, 621 Benefit Art Auction, awarded November 2003

Integrated Visions 2002 Roads Scholarship Fund for Research and Travel, awarded May 2002