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Open Studio: Jane Trash

January 24, 2017, 5:00pm - January 24, 2017, 7:00pm

Join us on January 24th from 5-7pm to see the work that Jane Trash has been creating in the studio these past two months. ____________________________________________________ I've been making a shor...

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Current CAAF artist in residence has been working busy in the studio over the holidays! Come to the upcoming Open Studio night with artist Jane Trash January 24 from 5:00- 7pm to see everything she has been working on. Or follow @calgaryalliedartsfoundation on Instagram.
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Jane Trash is the CAAF artist in residence for the months of December and January. Follow @calgaryalliedartsfoundation on instagram to see what she has been creating in the studio and meet the artist in person on January 24th 5-7pm for her Open Studio event.
This residency will provide Trash the time for research, story boarding, fabrication and filming of a puppet short film. The main character will be playing a game of “Operation” on himself, while liberating his organs into his good- for-nothing and freeloading children. This film, much like Trash’s first, is a sarcastic, humorous commentary on generational differences, work ethic, entitlement and patriarchal standards.

Jane Trash is a Calgary based artist currently exploring the realm of puppet fabrication and film. Trash’s work explores the themes of social decay, substance abuse, violence and the decline of our cultural value system. Guided by the artistic philosophy of Availablism the seriousness of these issues are communicated through the use of crude materials including cardboard, acrylic and found objects. Trash is influenced by the 1970’s NY Punk Scene and the Cinema of Transgression in using humor, sarcasm and shock value, combined with low budget production to convey the message. The immediacy of the materials available allows Trash to create quickly without overworking the small details. This brash, often humorous, approach to the work is at great odds with the prevailing sensibility that, by its nature, art deals with "profound" expressions or ideas. Puppetry provides the perfect platform for Trash, playing off the tension between the childhood recognition of the presentation vs the dark underlying societal discourse.
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