On Saturday, August 9th, art critic Shana Nys Dambrot hosts a panel discussion with Jane Szabo, Linda Alterwitz and gallery director Rex Bruce to discuss themes of non-traditional self portraiture and the liberating possibilities of digital art.
The event will be held at LACDA (Los Angeles Center for Digital Art) located at 104 East Fourth St., LA 90013.
The discussion takes place in conjunction with Jane Szabo’s solo show Sense of Self.
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 and 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
Save the Date….August 14, enjoy a reception for photographer Jane Szabo’s Solo Show – Sense of Self at Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts taking place in conjunction with the Los Angeles Art Walk.
What: Panel Discussion
Where: Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, 104 East Fourth St., LA 90013
When: Saturday, Aug. 9, 6-8pm