Pratt Institute, Brooklyn
Jane Dell is a native New Yorker that attended the Art Students League, School of Visual Arts and received her BFA from Pratt Institute.
My work on canvas, paper and Mylar captures an imaginary moment of time. The work strives not to be obvious at first and the viewer can slowly, with patience, find meaning. Figures, animals and their environments interact with abstract elements that fuse a narrative of fantasy and environmental reality.
Most of my mixed media compositions incorporate photo collage elements in an additive, seamlessly layered process with the painted surfaces on 300 lb. acid free watercolor paper.
The term Lunar Effect and the correlation between specific stages of the Earth’s lunar cycle on the behavior of insects, animals and humans is the theme of the three submitted pieces. Believers in the lunar theory suggest several different mechanisms by which the behavior of the moon could influence the behavior of living creatures. I have also been always fascinated by the timeless enchantment of the moon. The moon vividly reveals the immensity that we are all part of, with stars, galaxies, and universes, inter-related and flowing.
Dell has exhibited in the Northeast including; 111 Front Street Gallery and Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn; The Phatory Gallery, 35 Orchard, Central Booking Offline Gallery and Lesley Heller Workspace in the Lower East Side, the Drawing Rooms Gallery and Goldsmith A Condo Gallery in Jersey City. Solo exhibitions include The Creative Center in Chelsea, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance in Narrowsburg, NY, The Monmouth Museum and the Drawing Rooms Gallery in New Jersey and a two person exhibit at the Saratoga Springs Art Center. Many of her paintings are in private collections, and recently the Hudson County Community College acquired one of her paintings for their extensive art collection. She was honored for the Jersey City “Curators Choice Exhibition 2013” for best portfolio juried by artist/curator Judith Page. In addition, Jane was accepted to the New York Drawing Center Viewing Program in 2012, and was awarded “Best in Show”, at the NJ Arts Guild, juried by the contemporary art curator of the El Museo del Barrio Museum in New York, Rocio Aranda-Alvarado.
To add to these achievements Jane has been featured in January 2013 “Inside Jersey” magazine and a number of her large paintings were purchased for the permanent collection of NYLO Hotels, Inc., located on 77th Street near Broadway, NYC and her recent paintings appear in Showtime, "The Affair" and the movie, "Rock That Body".