Jane Swavely

February 8th – November 20th, 2020

Curated by Julie Lohnes, Director & Curator of Art Collections & Exhibitions

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Jane Swavely, Untitled Silver Painting #5, 2018, oil on canvas, 38 x 25 inches, © Jane Swavely

“The paintings simultaneously point to the history of the medium while maintaining a firm conversation in the now. My aim is to create a place of space and light to inspire a shift in perception that is at once familiar and unfamiliar. Although the work depicts abstracted forms and colors, it is based in the landscape tradition, exploring the boundary between the conscious and the subconscious, deriving inspiration from both the natural environment and supernatural forces.”

-Jane Swavely

Jane Swavely studied at Boston University and the School of Visual Arts in New York and is the recipient of a Ford Foundation Fellowship. Her work is in numerous public and private collections, including the JP Morgan Chase Art Collection and the Allentown Art Museum in Pennsylvania. Previously represented by CDS Gallery in New York, Swavely is currently a member of A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, where her most recent solo show, Jinx, took place in November 2018. Founded in 1972, A.I.R. is a historic, non-profit, artist-run exhibition space that supports the open exchange of ideas and risk-taking by self-identified women artists.

Swavely has shown in solo exhibitions at A.I.R. Gallery, CDS Gallery, the New Arts Program in Kutztown, PA, and at Loyola College in Baltimore, as well as in group exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Nashville, and abroad. Her work has been featured in numerous contemporary art publications. Her latest solo exhibition was reviewed by Sharon Butler in the blogazine, Two Coats of Paint, and she is the subject of an interview in the global arts and culture magazine, Cultbytes, with Editor-in-Chief Anna Mikaela Ekstrand.

Swavely lives and works in New York City and serves as president of the Board of Directors at A.I.R. Gallery.


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Nott Memorial, 2nd Floor

Union College, 807 Union St. Schenectady, NY 12308

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Virtual Event: In Conversation with Jane Swavely

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

5:00 – 6:00 PM

This event is free and open to the public.

Opening Reception

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

5:00 – 6:30 PM

At the Nott Memorial