A Little Bit of Pop | Jane Maxwell
In our lives of constant visual barrage from the onslaught of our phones, computers, and constant ads, Jane Maxwell's works are a breath of fresh air. The female figures she portrays evoke a sweet and chic demureness reminiscent of the 60s with a little of the naughty edge of the Bond Girls. They saunter and float, but do not allow our gaze to penetrate beyond the flat surfaces. Maxwell’s decision to withhold any recognizable facial features allows us to see the forms as anonymous, almost like vintage paper cut-outs articulated into adult shapes. Although sharing many of the visual characteristics (flat planes of color, use of mixed media, and advertising) with Pop Masters, Maxwell’s works evoke references beyond the world of popular culture. The figures are timeless, iconic, and provocative in their chaste mystery with just that little bit of pop.
Represented at JoAnne Artman Gallery.
Artists’ Reception: Thursday, October 6 from 6pm-8pm | 326 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 92651