Going for the Gold

In the spirit of full disclosure, I know the artist, have known her for years, even took a drawing class with her in the early 1990s.  It turned out to be the first of many for Jane and pretty much the last one for me.  So maybe a tiny bias slithers into my judgment on the coattails of our friendship…but then so does the thrill and admiration of seeing someone discover a new medium and, over a couple of decades of very hard word, increasingly master technique and bend the paint to her idiosyncratic and inventive will.

All of this brings me to the show of Jane Gold‘s work at the beautiful library in Norfolk, CT.  The 1889 building doubles as a cultural hub and makes for the perfect setting.

I particularly respond to Jane’s portraits and the way she uses patterns and color to create marvelous compositions.

She often uses a soft focus to direct your attention and shape your experience — an experience that shifts depending on how far or close you stand. 

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