artmanBlack and White Walking Girls.36x36each

Jane Maxwell. “Black and White Walking Girls.” Diptych. Mixed Media on Panel with Plexi. Each Panel: 36″ x 36.”

JoAnne Artman Gallery, Presents in the Main Gallery:
“Not So Plain Jane” Featuring Jane Maxwell

January 6th, 2016 – February 27th, 2016

Artist’s Reception: Thursday, February 11th, 2016 from 6pm-8pm

JoAnne Artman Gallery
511A West 22nd St. || New York, NY 10011


Walk this way…..Talk this way….Give us a kiss….on the fashion runway to Not So Plain Jane Maxwell at the JoAnne Artman Gallery in Chelsea…Can we talk this way about the “F” word, you know…..Feminism or Feminist? Think Gloria Steinem and her thought that “Patriarchy is about controlling female bodies…..this was and will always be basic.” Between fashion and female-ness, Jane Maxwell provides the pleasure in the walk and the talk… longer invisible. See it on the canvas as Maxwell displaces the fight with temporality of time and the ephemeral…..Mod paper dolls and feminine repose in color, text, and pop culture. Dressed becomes self-possessed and the invisible is made visible again.

Jane Maxwell is a mixed media artist from Boston, Massachusetts. Maxwell graduated with a BA in Literature from Middlebury College. She studied mixed media at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and at the deCordova Museum School in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Her work has been featured in numerous newspaper and magazine articles and in several books on mixed media and collage. She has been a college guest lecturer on the topic of body image and art. Recently, Jane was selected to be included in the 30th anniversary edition of “Who’s Who in American Art.”

Jane Maxwell’s work will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize. With visual perceptions always changing, peek behind the stories told and you’re sure to find the right artistic expression!