Janis Brothers’ Solo Exhibition at Florida School of the Arts Gallery
Published March 28, 2012
As part of the visiting artist series, Florida School of the Arts will present a gallery exhibition for Florida artist Janis Brothers. The exhibit will open with a reception on Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery located on St. Johns River State College’s Palatka campus. The exhibit will be on display through April 26. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.
The works of Janis Brothers are reflective of rural culture from the Deep South and share a contemporary vision of place, culture and personal experiences of loss. The artist fuses drawing, ceramics, sculpture, metals, photography and video as tools for fabricating ideas into reality, often embedding animal and insect carcasses, decaying materials, remnants such as hair and teeth, and ashes from sites of passage. ’These mementos serve as records, authenticating an existence that has been lost in time,” said Brothers.
Brothers has received numerous awards, honors, and commissions over the twenty-five years she has worked as an artist, designer, art educator and art advocate. Presently an art professor at Florida Gateway College, her works, which range from intricate, small-scale metalwork to large-scale installations, can be found in galleries throughout Florida and South Georgia, including the Florida Museum for Women Artists, 621 Gallery, Valdosta State University, Florida State University, the Thomas Center Galleries, The von Liebig Art Center and in private collections.