Jane Szabo, ‘Gridding the Space’, ca. 2014, Foto Relevance

12"x18" printed on 13"x19" paper.
20"x30" printed on 24"x34" paper.
Price varies based on number in the edition.

Series: Sense of Self: Gridding the Space After shooting many portraits of people in their home, attempting to tap in to a psychological element, I realized I was frequently referencing my own selfidentity and issues. It was time to turn the camera around and start working further outside my comfort zone. It was time to expose my “Self” and reveal my own vulnerability. Sense of Self is a series of conceptual self-portraits that use blur, movement and light to add a psychological element to the work. The images in Gridding the Self explore my struggle to maintain a rigid sense of order upon my self (a process that is failing). This attempt and failure to contain chaos parallels my personal struggles and sense of identity. Unfortunately, this self-imposed rigid sense of order, a self that wants to grid, to sort, to map, to control, conflicts with my need to escape into freedom.

About Jane Szabo

American, based in Altadena, CA, United States

Solo Shows

2017
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 
Santa Ana, CA, United States,
"Self Evident"
2016
MUSEUM OF ART & HOSTORY (MOAH), 
Lancaster, CA, United States,
"ARTIST AS SUBJECT"

Group Shows

2017
Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA), 
Los Angeles, CA, United States,
"Make America"
2017
Houston Center for Photography, 
Houston, TX, United States,
"35th Annual Juried Exhibition"
2017
Tilt Gallery, 
Scottsdale, AZ, United States,
"Infinite Possibility: Creation & Imagination"
2017
Building Bridges Art Exchange, 
Santa Monica, CA, United States,
"All Women are Dangerous"
2016
BRAND LIBRARY ART GALLERY, 
Glendale, CA, United States,
"NAKED UNDERNEATH"
2016
Marion Center for Photographic Arts, Santa Fe University of Art & Design, 
Santa Fe, NM, United States,
"Art & Oppression"