Oak Park resident Janice Elkins has been a painter for more than 22 years. Her artwork has been shown nationally and internationally. Her latest exhibit titled “Iterations: 22 Years of Self Referential Work,” shows how she uses the figure to express and share revelations about herself, in particular, and humanity in general. “Recently, I have looked over my oeuvre of the past 22 years and see that I have done a number of paintings involving the figure – many androgynous, but not all. Some are small series and some are random single pieces,” notes Janice. “Some of the figures are mysterious. Some of the figures are enigmatic. And some are funny.”
“On one level, the figures are self revelatory, although what they are revealing is often pretty obscure. Even to me. Of course on another level they speak to the human condition. I am expressing and sharing my feelings about the mystery of my life and of life in general,” Janice concludes.
See “Iterations” in the Main Library Art Gallery through October 31. Janice will do a 15-minute discussion of her work on Thursday, October 18 at 12:15 pm in the Art Gallery. The exhibit is open seven days a week during regular library hours. The demonstration and exhibit are free and open to the public.
More About Janice Elkins
Janice Elkins has a studio, complete with a gallery, Gallery Pink, on Harrison Street in Oak Park. In this location she shows her work and the work of other artists. Over the years, her work has involved series of the city, of nature, and abstract work.
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