Jane Dell is a New York native artist that is presently based in New Jersey who exhibits throughout New York, New Jersey, California and Pennsylvania. Dell creates collage-infused paintings on Mylar and on canvas that manipulate form and meaning, by transposing cutout imagery from fashion magazines and nature books into different pictorial formats. The artist’s painted distortions and figurative fragmentations elaborate further on the evolving nature of signified metaphors that relay the inner and outer ideals of self and hints of disturbed environments.
Blue and pink swirl throughout Fat Girl’s Dream (2011), creating an illusory environment, as female bodies and cut out portraits surface into the foreground before submerging into color. Framed (2012) features a pair of legs appearing underneath a framed cityscape, turned upside down. Brown and gold planes of color juxtapose within the left of the composition, suggesting an architectural corner, while a splash of gold obscures identity, even though two gold leafs appear as foot coverings. A woman struggles in It’s Different Now (2012) while flowers masquerade as paint and paper throughout Observe Carefully. (2012)
In 2011 Jane Dell was awarded Best in Show by the New Jersey Arts Guild for Fat Girl’s Dream, and also received the Exceptional Honor Award by Metro 28 at City Without Walls. In 2012 the Monmouth Museum located in Lincroft New Jersey hosted a solo show for the artists titled Metaphorical Expressions. Her art has appeared in numerous group shows since 1990, such as the 2012 Fountain Art Fair in New York City and Strange Glue at the Thompson Gallery of The Cambridge School of Weston, located in Weston, Massachusetts. The artist was accepted into the Viewing Program at The Drawing Center in 2012. Jane Dell will participate in Physical/Psychological Space, a two-person exhibition that will be on view at the Saratoga Art Center in Saratoga Springs, New York opening June 1, 2013.