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Jane Adams  Bio  ·     ·  Exhibitions:   Floral Cuts click to view video  ·  Images and Icons  ·  Jane Adams - Western Journey


Beginning in 2008 I wanted to direct my paintings back to working with florals that I had been developing for many years until 2005 when I ventured into the very figurative Western Journey show. This time I wanted to find a much more contemporary way of expressing my ideas.  In my search I began to carve some very simple images into rubber using black ink over acrylic color and found the outcome very bold and graphic. With more experimentation I found I was able to embed a very fine rice paper directly into the acrylic paint  and the paper virtually disappeared leaving a one of a kind print on canvas.  


Every artist I feel at times must throw down all the previous processes to create a regeneration of ideas for fear of the work becoming somewhat prosaic. I have always remained faithful to the real image but using this new approach to the floral I am able to keep an expressionistic use of color and yet venture into a very bold linear abstraction.

Some years ago I went to the Munch Museum in Olso and saw for the first time the wonderful woodcuts of Edward Munch. Immediately upon returning home I began to carve and record my trip into a series of woodcuts. It has been very exciting to return to this earlier technique using older skills and tools to find I can cross mediums and introduce a  new and contemporary look to my work..


 


Jane Adams 2008   




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Solo Exhibitions
2007   Images and Icons, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2005   Western Journey, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2003   Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2002   Hambleton Fine Arts, Vancouver, B.C.
2002   The West Vancouver City Hall
2001   Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2000   In Nature’s Realm, John Ramsay Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2000   Dundarave Print Studio, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C.
1999   Grandiflora, John Ramsay Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1998   Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, B.C.
1997   Dundarave Print Studio, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C.
1995   Elysian Fountains, The Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver, B.C.
1994   Simple Life Forms, John Ramsay Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1992   Jane Adams: Recent Work, John Ramsay Gallery, Vancouver, B.C
1992   The Ferry Building, West Vancouver, B.C.
1988   Don Stewart Gallery, Montreal, Québec
1986   Don Stewart Gallery, Montreal, Québec
1985   Esperanza Gallery, Montreal, Québec
1983   Thomas Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1982   Thomas Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1975   Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1973   Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.



Group Exhibitions
2006   Perspectives, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2005   Autumnity, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2005   Western Reflections, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2005   Full Spectrum, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2002   The Ferry Building, West Vancouver, B.C.
2002   Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2002   Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2001   John Ramsay Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1999   Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1999   Dundarave Print Studio, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C.
1999   Helen Pitt Gallery: Thirty-five Years Later, Vancouver, B.C.
1999   A Tribute to Jack Shadbolt, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1997   Douglas College, New Westminster, B.C.
1996   Dundarave Print Studio, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C.
1991   Galerie Delaney, Montreal, Québec (consecutive from 1989)
1991   Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1991   Keith Alexander Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1990   Arts Westmount, Montreal, Québec (consecutive from 1986)
1986   Galerie Delaney, Montreal, Québec (consecutive from 1985)
1982   Thomas Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba



Collections
Art Bank, Ottawa
BCAA Vancouver, B.C.
Chateau Whistler, Whistler, B.C.
Crofton House School, Vancouver, B.C.
Delta Hotel, Montreal, Québec
Esso, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Georgian Court Hotel, Vancouver
Hotel Manoir, St. Sauveur, Québec
Intrawest Hotel, Palm Springs, U.S.A.
Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper, Alberta
Lawson Lundell, Vancouver, B.C.
Chateau Stores, Montreal, Québec
McPherson Library, Victoria, B.C.
National One Systems, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Pacific Basin Shipping & Trading, Hong Kong
Price Waterhouse, Montreal, Québec
Royal Trust, Montreal, Québec
Sayward Building, Victoria, B.C.
Teleglobe Canada, Montreal, Québec
Televator Inc., Montreal, Québec
Uniglobe Travel, Vancouver, B.C.
Union Life, Drummondville, Québec
Vancouver Academy of Music
Vancouver Art Gallery Rentals
Vancouver General Hospital, Laurel  Pavilion
Via Rail
Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver, B.C.



Bibliography
Bouchard, Gilbert. “Pick of the Gardens” Jane Adams Opulent Spring, Edmonton Journal, May 23, 2003  
Kellogg, Alan. “Inspiration from the Garden.”  Edmonton Journal, 24 March 2001
“From garden to Table”, Edmonton Journal, “Ten Best Things to do this weekend.”  March 23, 2001
Brayshaw, Christopher. Jane Coulthard Adams, Magic Realism. North Shore News, 14 July, 1993,
Brayshaw, Christopher. Seasons in Eden. Artichoke, 1995
Playboard, Vol 28, No. 4, September, 1993 (featuring painting by Jane Adams)
Sabbath, Lawrence. “Review: Jane Adams.” The Montreal Gazette, 23 February, 1985
Capreol, Joan. “Review: Jane Adams.” The Westmount Examiner, 14 February 1985
Anderson, Jeffery.  “Review: Jane Adams.”  Winnipeg Free Press, 26 November, 1983
Anderson, Jeffery.  “Review: Jane Adams.”  Winnipeg Free Press, 22 January, 1983
Graham, John. “Review: Jane Adams.” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 December, 1982
Manitoba Visual Art Index, 1983
Canadian Artists in Exhibition, Toronto: The Roundstone Council for the Arts, 1974



Awards
1983    Manitoba Arts Council Grant
1976    1974, 1973, 1972: Canada Council Project Grants
1968    Canada Council Bursary
1968    Leon & Thea Koerner Foundation Grant
1968    University of Victoria Purchase Award (Library)
1965    Vancouver School of Art Staff Scholarship (Emily Carr)


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