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October Issue 2007
Tyndall Galleries in Chapel Hill, NC, Features Works by Jane Filer
Award-winning artist Jane Filer opens her fifth solo exhibit, New Paintings, at Tyndall Galleries in Chapel Hill, NC, on Oct. 2. The exhibit including 30 new acrylic on canvas paintings which assert the bold palette and highly worked surfaces of her distinctive, personal style will remain on view through Nov. 10, 2007.
Jane Filer was born in 1957 and grew up in San Jose, CA. When she was eleven, her family moved to Western Australia where she became acquainted with the ethereal artwork of the aboriginal people. The mystical nature of this culture made a lasting impression on the artist.
"My artwork addresses contemporary themes in painting. It has evolved from historical and prehistoric references, always searching for the core of human creative consciousness, always drawing upon clues from the most ancient to the most modern visual references available. The work is a response to these references and my reaction to the relationship I have with my own existence, depicting places, emotion, inert ponderings of life and spirituality. There is a sense of story, a sort of narrative, in the paintings used to provoke exciting aspects of deep and hidden truths we all carry within ourselves and often overlook or ignore. The visual story is one that goes back to the dawn of man. It is a story that connects us to the part of ourselves that has never changed, the constant center of human nature."
Filer received a BFA with honors from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where she earned the Rickert-Ziebold Trust Award and an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her work has received many awards and has been widely published in magazines and quarterlies. It is included in private, corporate and museum collections in America, Europe and Asia. Among these are the Faner Art Museum; the American Embassy in Estonia; UNC Hospitals; Duke University Medical Center; IBM; Kevin Klose, President and CEO of National Public Radio; and Eileen Naughton, editor of Time Magazine.
In 2006, after teaching painting and drawing for 21 years at the Carrboro Arts Center, Filer retired in order to delve full-time into her passion of creating colorful, dreamlike canvases. On Oct. 27, 2007, the Arts Center will honor Filer by dedicating the studio where she spent so much time spreading her contagious love for the visual arts as "The Jane Filer Studio".
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