JANICE DeLOOF STATEMENT
Recurring images of furniture, various utilitarian objects, and drawn or painted lines
are symbols, signs, and gestures from my own personal vocabulary of memories
used to create visual narratives on wood, canvas, or paper. Small mise en scenes
portrayed by miniature tables and chairs depict the tension and drama that lies
underneath family life. In larger mixed media paintings, landscapes are painted on
the back of stretched canvases with images of furniture and other objects in the
foreground. These works are storyboard like scenes of family stories told with furniture
in different modes.
In a series of expressive line drawings, the art begins the conversation about feelings
and relationships; the mind of the viewer completes it. Conversation both private and
public is an exchange - an attempt by the individual to integrate or reconcile with
others in the community. To converse is to identify one’s self in relation to another
person or idea. Art becomes a tool for investigating the structures of social interaction.
Work on Web sites:
Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Slide Registry
Scroll down to DeLoof, Janice
Installation Who Are You (and the artist seated in one of the chairs) is pictured under the Logo
for the organization.
Listed in the Artists’ Registry