Colorful
Exhibitions, Italy, Trapani, 03 January 2019
Jane Gottlieb is a colorist: that is the way she describes herself, and you could not find a more appropriate definition. Color represents her primary visual cue, perhaps as expected given her Californian origin. Color has also been the guiding theme of her artistic choices, since she started painting on her photographs 30 years ago.
During her career, she developed a very peculiar technical approach: she painted by hand her Cibachrome prints, now she scan them, and enhances them with Photoshop, obtaining unique limited editions.
In recent years she started using archival aluminum printing, which render the colors of her subjects even more vivid and don’t need light protection.
This complex working procedure, not only form a creative point of view, produces unique results, surprisingly vivid and evocative.
“Nothing like color is capable of evoking emotions and feelings, of energizing, of seeing sudden smiles”: these are the words from Jane.
For her third personal exhibition in Italy, we decided to expose her most emblematic works in a location with completely neutral walls, which complement a solar and Mediterranean city like Trapani. Since Palermo has been named European capital of Culture, the entire Sicily is being the theater of numerous artistic events.
The exposed pieces of art represent gardens, monuments and urban landscapes, seen through the very personal interpretation of Jane: an intriguing, idyllic and hyper-colored version of reality.
For the author, it is like diving into her past, into the memories of her childhood in Los Angeles and the positive and romantic feelings that accompanied her in her world travels.
However, recalling the past is only part of the story: observing these images is like being able to look into a window – hence the image chosen for the flyer – which opens into a parallel word, created by the artist to give room to her, and our, fantasy.

Short biography of the artist
Jane Gottlieb is an American artist, born in California, where she currently lives. She studied painting and art history in Berkley and Florence, and graduated from UCLA, completing an extra year at the “School of Visual Arts” of New York.
She worked as art director, designer, and photographer in the movie, theater, magazine and advertising industry. At the same time, she continued her artistic research producing unique pieces.
Her works have been on display in many places across the United States and Europe in personal, solo and group exhibitions, including the University of California AD&A Museum, the Nancy Hoffman Gallery of New York, and the Summer Art Festival in the Netherlands. She was featured in many television programs and magazines including “Fine Art Magazine”, “American Photo Magazine”, “Elle”, and “Corriere della Sera”.

Exhibition: Colorful
Artist: Jane Gottlieb
Curator: Anna Mola
Location: Magazzini dell’Arte Contemporanea
Address: via Custonaci 5, Trapani
Vernissage: Thursday, January 3rd 7:00 pm
Opening days and hours: from the 3rd to the 14th of January 2019, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (in the morning by appointment)
Info: annamolaphoto@gmail.com, antoniosammartano@libero.it

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catherine burg
5 months ago
Complimenti e auguri!
Maristella  Angeli
5 months ago
Maristella Angeli Premium Artist, Painter
Complimenti!

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