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Jane Hambleton
updated: 07/31/2009
website: www.janehambleton.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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treading water
from below
double float
float2
blucross
cross chest
pink float
jump
hair carry
waist deep
floor
float
shallow dive
pulse
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  narrative, abstract, figurative, meditative, autobiographical, obsessive, text, psychological
 
 
treading water by Jane Hambleton
treading water
Mixed media on paper
2008
72" x  48" 
from below by Jane Hambleton
from below
Mixed media on panel
2008
50" x  68" 
double float by Jane Hambleton
double float
Mixed media on panel
2008
50" x  32" 
float2 by Jane Hambleton
float2
Graphite, oil, acrylic and gel medium on paper
2007
49" x  50" 
blucross by Jane Hambleton
blucross
Graphite, oil, acrylic and gel medium on wood panel
2007
36" x  50" 
cross chest by Jane Hambleton
cross chest
Oil, acrylic and gel medium on wood panel
2007
24" x  58.25" 
pink float by Jane Hambleton
pink float
Mixed media on panel
2008
62" x  48" 
jump by Jane Hambleton
jump
Graphite, oil, acrylic and gel medium on wood panel
2007
48" x  32" 
hair carry by Jane Hambleton
hair carry
Graphite, oil, acrylic and gel medium on wood panel
2006
32" x  48" 
waist deep by Jane Hambleton
waist deep
Mixed media on panel
2008
30" x  30" 
floor by Jane Hambleton
floor
Graphite, oil, acrylic and gel medium on wood panel
2006
55" x  36" 
float by Jane Hambleton
float
Oil, acrylic and gel medium on wood panel
2006
24" x  24" 
shallow dive by Jane Hambleton
shallow dive
Oil, acrylic and acrylic gel medium on wood panel
2006
21.5" x  10.5" 
pulse by Jane Hambleton
pulse
Graphite, oil, acrylic and gel medium on wood panel
2006
10" x  19.75" 

Artist Statement

Water has been a reoccurring theme in my work as in my life. I’ve spent much of my childhood in and around water; swimming competitively, lifeguarding, playing. It can be a great source of comfort and relaxation, but for some, also a place of turmoil and danger. I am interested in these contradictions; in the opposing states of life and death and what falls in between.

Looking for visual metaphors for these ideas i’ve referenced vintage lifesaving and water safety books that I’ve collected over the years. Through drawing and painting I reappropriate the photographic illustrations of the different lifesaving and swimming techniques included in the manuals. I deconstruct the physical environment the figures inhabit and then reconstruct that in the abstract as pure texture and color panels accentuating the psychic state in which the figures are immersed. Color is symbolic and emotive; watery blues, bone whites and blood reds further emphasize states of fear or calm. This juxtaposition of artistic approaches also allows me to explore both the formal and the representational which interest me equally as forms of expression.

Artist Bio / CV
Jane Hambleton lives and works in Berkley, California

Education

BFA , California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

California College of Arts, San Francisco Extended Education

Solo shows

2009    Above, below and what falls between                         

Michael Rosenthal Gallery,  San Francisco, California, USA   

2008    water/safety                                                             

Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA

Group shows

2009    Mixed Metaphors and Obsessions                                Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA

2008 No Presents Please

Michael Rosenthal Contemporary Art Redwood City, California, USA

Artist Registry

2007 The Drawing Center, Curated Registry, New York, NY - ongoing


Awards

1999 Print Magazine Digital Illustration Annual Award