On Thursday, August 14th, enjoy a reception for photographer Jane Szabo’s Solo Show – Sense of Self at Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts in conjunction with Los Angeles Art Walk.
LACDA (Los Angeles Center for Digital Art) is located at 104 East Fourth St., LA 90013.
Art critic Shana Nys Dambrot writes, “The gestural, impactful, evasive, awkward beauty (of the images) speaks to the vulnerability and self-examination Sense of Self was conceived to chronicle. It’s an ‘attempt to contain chaos’ that reflects her ‘urge to grid and sort’ as a mechanism of control – a trait that inevitably comes into conflict with what she calls her “desire to be free.” In service of this idea, the evocative blurriness of the figures and the surreal, stylized yet minimal atmospheric architectural settings – and the heavily symbolic interaction between the figures and elements of this environment – suggest both regimentation and expressivity. Her use of serial imagery, what the artist calls ‘documenting a process’ is part Eadweard Muybridge and part Virginia Woolf. Her background as a painter inheres in her photographic compositions, with her striking emphasis on pattern and color doing as much of the narrative work as the attitudes and actions of the figures (herself).”
Jane Szabo lives and works in Los Angeles. She received an MFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Though she originally started her artistic career and a painter and installation artist, she has really found her voice behind a camera.
Her award winning photography has been included in exhibitions at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Vermont Photo Place Gallery, The Dark Room Gallery, PhotoSpiva, San Diego Art Institute Museum of the Living Artist, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and The Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825.
Where: Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, 104 East Fourth St., LA 90013
When: Saturday, Aug. 9, 6-8pm