495 North Downing Street
Denver, Colorado 80218
Alamo Placita Neighborhood
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About Jane Guthridge
Jane Guthridge is a Colorado artist known for her work in a variety of translucent materials exploring the transformative effects of light and nature. Her move from the Midwest to the abundant sunlight of Colorado inspires her work. At Jentel Artist Residency in the Fall of 2014, her work evolved from two dimensions to sculptural explorations and installations of light and shadow.
Jane has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions internationally. Her work was included in Depth Perception at Cape Cod Museum of Art in 2017, Pattern at the Attleboro Arts Museum in 2016, and Swept Away, Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in 2013 and the Hunterdon Art Museum in 2014. Her installation Reflection Light was included in Colorado Women in Abstraction at the Center for Visual Arts in 2016, curated by Michael Paglia, at critic and author of several books on abstraction. She was honored as the 2008 Artist of Recognition by the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, and with the generous sponsorship of The Kittredge Foundation she represented the United State in The International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Florence, Italy, in 2003 and 2005.
Her work is contained in the collections of Charles Schwab, Colorado State Bank and Trust, Four Seasons, Kaiser Permanente, Raymond James, Texas State University and the U.S. Department of State, among others.
"Moving from the Midwest to the abundant sunlight and dramatic vistas of Colorado has inspired my work. I have always been interested in looking closely at nature and find that the vast areas of wilderness in the West allow for a deeper pondering and contemplation of the ethereal qualities of the natural world -the rich colors of the land, the shapes of plants, the patterns of dappled light through the trees. I abstract and reconfigure these patterns to convey the underlying rhythms and harmonies of our environment, creating a space that is somewhere between the real and the imagined.
I employ complex layers of color and light to create the sensation of deep space, using a variety of materials that bend, refract, obscure and reveal, diffusing light in various ways. As the light changes throughout the day, the work will change as well. I think this constant change is a metaphor for life."