Tuesday, July 19, 2011

In the Studio 1970's

I completed BFA and MFA degrees in painting and drawing in the 1970's. I also completed enough hours in jewelry-metals to hold a minor. I studied and was richly influenced by artists of the period such as Eva Hesse, Dorothea Rockburne, Jackie Winsor, Agnes Martin, Robert Ryman, Lee Bontecou, Robert Morris, Richard Diebenkorn, Sol LeWitt, Michelle Stuart and more. This post will give a sample of my experimentation with materials and concepts in painting and drawing. (Note the poor quality of these images that were originally shot to slide film in the 70's and recently scanned for this post. If I had all the money I spent on slide film and processing, I'd be rich today!)

Butcher paper, rope, steel wool, staples

Rope, butcher paper, paper-pulp, staples

butcher paper, oil, staples, burned on wall

Canvas, staples, acrylic latex on wall

Butcher paper, oil, staples, installed on wall

Side detail of butcher paper & oil installation

Pulp-work, paper pulp, masking tape, string, rag paper

This is me in 1976 on the announcement of my first solo show.


  1. Jane, This work looks like it could be found on the Lower East Side today! And you haven't changed at all. Thanks for showing us. BTW did you know that there is an Eva Hesse show just opened at the ICA in Boston?

  2. Nancy, I guess I was just ahead of my time!! Actually that is one things that interests me about creating this blog. I think we will see what goes around comes around and maybe gain insight into influences, inspirations and trends. I was not aware of the Hesse at ICA but I am now. Thanks.