SOUTHFIRST 60 N6th Street  Brooklyn, NY  11211  www.southfirst.org     ph 718 599 4884

 

JANE CALLISTER

EXPANDED STICKER PROJECT
14 November – 21 December, 2003
OPENING RECEPTION:  FRIDAY, 14 NOVEMBER 7–9 PM

SOUTHFIRST gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based painter Jane Callister. The EXPANDED STICKER PROJECT, a room-size installation of paint, stickers, and sculptural elements, will be on view from 14 November– 21 December, 2003.

The show features work Callister has developed in the past year as a part of her liquid landscapes series.  These highly textured paintings and installations play with the flow and drip of paint in tension with the landscape genre. Using colors which refer to 60s super-graphics, the Simpsons cartoons and mapping/color coding systems, Callister’s landscapes both capture and create the parallel universe we live in, one in which popular culture has deeply coded our sense of beauty. Painted into the gallery by Callister and two assistants in the four days before the show opens, utilizing self-adhesive vinyl stickers and sculptural elements as well as the complete surface of the gallery walls (and some of the floor), The Expanded Sticker Project presents painting as you have never seen it before, with all the splendor of a cartoon sunset.

Jane Callister was born in the Isle of Mann in 1963 and received an MFA from the University of Nevada in 1994, where she studied with Dave Hickey. Last year her work was seen in New York in the show “Painting as Paradox” at Artists Space, and at the Armory Show booth of Susanne Vielmetter. Her work has recently appeared in Vitamin P: New Perspectives on Painting and the Prague Biennale. She is a professor of painting at UC Santa Barbara.

The gallery is located on 60 N6th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Gallery hours: Fri, Sat & Sun 1-6 PM and by appointment. Subway: L train to Bedford Avenue. For more information, please contact gallery director Maika Pollack at 718 599 4884 or info@southfirst.org.