Epson Archival Inkjet Print
20 x 12 inches
Yards and Parks Series
BIO: Jan Nagle, a recipient of the 2009 CEPA Member’s Show Exhibition Award and the 2004 Regional Resident Artist at CEPA, is a nationally exhibited artist. Her work encompasses many media, including photography, film/video, and installation. Originally from Sleepy Hollow, NY, she earned a BFA in photography at SUNY at New Paltz, and an MFA at SUNY Buffalo. Nagle’s work is part of several public and private collections, including the permanent collections of Light Work in Syracuse, NY and the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY. www.jannagle.com
STATEMENT: What lies between duty and pleasure, between utility and leisure, and how are we defined by it? The images in Yards and Parks were shot in several segments, through the viewfinder of an antique box camera with a DSLR, then composited digitally. This technique can result in a dirty, gritty, dreamlike appearance, with dramatic lens flares and refractions – bringing into question the verity of experience and memory. Copse [Horizons] was shot in the public park at Old Fort Niagara, a location with inherent kinetic dualities: A contemporary public park tangential to an historical landmark; the conjunction of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie; the US borderland with Canada; a tree in a parking lot with several horizons. You must hold your breath, stand still as a tree, and listen with every ounce of your soul to feel the potential power there, ever hovering.