Janice Sloane


New York, USA
www.janicesloane.com
In her work, the theme of skin and its impermanence has always been a constant. Janice Sloane is now making heads using pieces of latex Halloween masks pieced together with stainless steel pins. She finds that latex is a very tactile and sensuous medium in which to convey her ideas of the flesh. These works are primarily inspired by cosmetic plastic surgery, African art, ritual objects and painting references. These heads display many of the features people want to rid themselves of or prevent by means of plastic surgery, namely aging wrinkles, deformities, discolorations, exaggerated features; etc. -- the list of 'imperfections' is very long. These heads are also intended to address society's pressure for 'perfect beauty', eternal youth and conformity.

place & year of birth
New York City, 1963

featured galleries
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education
1980 - 1984
School of Visuals Arts, New York


solo exhibitions
2007

Galeria La Refaccionaria, Head Case Fit, Mexico DF

2001

Art Resources Transfer Inc., Project Room 3, NYC


group exhibitions
2008

White Box, The Dream of the Red Chamber Masquerade Ball, NYC

2007

Newman Popiashvili Gallery, I Died For Beauty, NY

2006

F Space, 18th Festival International du Film Lesbien & Feministe de Paris, Paris
France

X Teresa Arte Actual, Eject, Primer Festival de Videoperformance, Mexico DF

Galeria La Refaccionaria, Enmascaradas, Mexico DF

El Centro de la Imagen, Enmascaradas, Mexico DF

2005

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Body Image, Chicago, Ill.

Tastes Like Chicken Art Space, Me, Myself and My Emotions, Brooklyn, NY

2004

Festival Internacional Barcelona Arte Contemporaneo, Piel de Pieles,
Barcelona, Spain

Pierogi 2000, Pierogi Gravity Racers, Bklyn, NY

2002

Garash, Instant Coffee Projects Urban Disco Cart, Mexico D.F.

2001

Centrodearte, ARCO, Ventanas, Madrid, Spain

2000

ZKM Center for Art and Media Technology, The Anagrammatical Body,
Karlsruhe, Germany

Tel Aviv Artists Studio Gallery, Mount Miami, Tel Aviv, Israel

Eugenia Vargas Studio/Residence, Home Invasion, Miami, Florida


bibliography
2007

Milenio, Suplemento Cultural, Janice Sloane: Head Case Fit en la Refaccionaria, Magali Tercero, Mexico DF

2006

The Herald, Playing Hide and Sick in the Refaccionaria,,Caroline Mackinnon,
Mexico DF

2001

Art New England, Kenise Barnes Fine Art/Larchmont, Katherine Gass, NY

Ethik & Unterrich, Body Check, Sabine Himmelsbach, Seelze,Germany

El Periodico del Arte, La mirada poliedrica, Lorna Scott Fox, Madrid, Spain.

2000

The Anagrammatical Body: The Body and its Photographic Condition, Peter
Weibel, Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria