“Discontinuum: photographs by Jane Calvin”
Stewart Center Gallery
March 5 through April 22, 2007
Densely layered, darkly seductive and neon-lurid, Jane Calvin’s photographs create and recreate references to the memories, impulses and fantasies that tug at the edges of our conscious minds. Her images are created by montaging projected imagery and found objects into room-sized assemblages, which she then photographs in color. Imagery and text fragments gleaned from popular culture, along with dolls, dresses, and other props, all conspire to reflect and blur demarcations between evil and innocence, fact and fiction. The images can be seen as a commentary on the political and social roles projected onto a society whose desires, manipulated by language and image, conflict with concerns of gender, sexuality, race, and female identity.