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Discontinuum: Photographs by Jane Calvin

Discontinuum: Photographs by Jane Calvin


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 poetry and fiction, advertising, story books, movie posters, romance and mystery novels, along with dolls, dresses, and other props, all conspire in Calvin's final photographs to reflect and blur demarcations between evil and innocence, fact and fiction, childhood innocence, sexuality, desire, tenderness and violence.

Featuring forty-five images created between 1982-2002, the exhibition also includes an installation consisting of a typical studio set-up from which Calvin's photographs are made.

Number of works: 45 framed C-prints, one 3-D installation with slide projections

Space/security requirements: Approximately 120-150 linear feet, 1600 square feet; climate-controlled, secure and guarded space.

Publication: Illustrated catalogue, essay by curator Peter Spooner, with poetry and prose (Calvin's source material) by Charles Simic, Alice Munro, Jorges Luis Borges, Samuel Beckett, and others.

Fee: Call for information. Fee includes: One-way shipping, insurance, 15 catalogues, text labels, press materials

Dates of availability: November, 2002 through December, 2004


For slides, checklist and more information contact:
Peter Spooner, Curator
Tweed Museum of Art

University of Minnesota Duluth
1201 Ordean Court

Duluth, MN 55812

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