The night has finally arrived. At 6:00 p.m., the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center opens its doors to Art Walkers for Morphic Adaptations, the exhibition that features large scale works by modern biomorphic surrealist Cindy Jane.
The paintings delve into a world of transgenic and geomorphic landscapes made up of biomorphic and abstract shapes that merge terrestrial, aquatic, and celestial environments. Motifs of birth and decay combine with fragments of modern culture and representations of the human figure while organic formations take center stage with lyrical eloquence and compositional mastery. Figurative and erotic elements help to shape a futuristic and ecological narrative, as Jane takes viewers on a sinuous path into what seems to be the regenerative aftermath of a new world.
Jane's approach to surrealism combines abstract and representational imagery. While a few of her contemporaries are presently exploring biomorphism in their artwork, Cindy’s brand of biomorphic surrealism is without parallel. And that makes this exhibition one well worth seeing.
“The combination of familiar and unfamiliar is what draws you in,” observes modern urban expressionist Marcus Jansen. Which is what makes Jane’s contribution to the lexicon of the art world so meaningful. “It’s important for an artist to do something unfamiliar in a convincing way,” Jansen states. And that’s what makes Jane’s work highly collectible. There just isn’t anyone else in her genre who’s doing what she does. And she’s only now just getting untracked.
Jane’s work has previously been shown throughout southwest Florida. In 2012, Jane had three paintings included in HOWL Gallery's Fourth Annual SWFL Lives! group show. That exhibition followed her solo show Pathos, Ethos and Origins at Arts for ACT Gallery in November of 2011. Cindy also participated during 2011 in Arts for ACT’s Fourth Annual Open Theme Exhibition and daas Gallery’s Skin 2011 competition and exhibition, where her entry, Potent Elixir,was awarded Best of Show by a three-panel jury consisting of Canterbury School art instructor Nick Grey, Gulf Coast Times editor/writer Yahanna de la Torre, and professional photographer Suzanne Smith.
Music for the event will be provided by Punta Gorda musician Peter Taylor, who composes and performs ambient and new age music on both acoustic and electric guitar. Ambient is a mainly instrumental music genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise. It is designed to create an overarching atmospheric context that is relaxing and peaceful.
“Since it’s really about flow, sounds and textures,” Taylor explains, “it’s a perfect complement for Cindy’s art, which has repetitive figures and themes. The themes and variations that I’ll be performing will morph at times into new age. Some will have classical overtones. Others will be more jazzy. But since Cindy’s work has a pastoral, bucolic feel, the music will move between and around these themes.” Which will provide an auditory component that is too often missing from visually-singular art exhibits.
Make plans to see this important exhibition for yourself. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District. For more information, please visit www.sbdac.com or telephone 239-333-1933.