Denise Jones Adler
As a child I saw faces in every fold of fabric and every marble tile. I could loose myself looking for the lovely lady in the shadow or scare myself looking for the boogey man in the folds of the robe on the back of the door. Today I am channeling this into my art, working with cut paper, paints, magazines images or photographs, to create a new body, a representative creature who is born out of my psyche. The images develop and find their way as they are photographed and manipulated, output and cut up, photographed and changed again. My panel mounted collages are an homage to the religious icons that fascinated me as a child – however there are no saints or angels pictured here. My digital print series are recreations of more formal and painterly sitting portraits of past centuries with an edge.
The journey in each picture is exciting and each step in the process holds many worlds of possibilities!
Attended Buffalo State University for 2 years where I studied printmaking. Graduated from Hofstra University with a Degree in Art and design. I have one published book "Parallel Spell: 7 pictures 7 poems" in collaboration with the poet and writer Elena Alexander. Fifteen of my street photographs are used as the backdrop in the Mary Seidman and Dancers production “Heart Meridians.” produced by DTW in NYC. Shows: 526 West 26th St, Open Studio, “High Line Open Studios,” 2007, 2008, 2009; 133 West 17th St. Open Studio, 1998; Hudson Guild Gallery 441 West 26th St. / NYC 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006; Rogue Space Gallery 526 West 26th St., Ste. 9E “High Line Opening Preview” 2010, 2009; I 20 Gallery, NYC LREI Annual Benefit 2002 - 2009; Threadwaxing Space - Broadway, Soho Group Show “Art for Kids Sake”1997 - 2000. Artrom Galleries in Rome, Italy 2008. http://www.dajaphotography.com; http://s2.webstarts.com/denisejonesadlernewwork/index.html