Jana Charl

INSTALLATION

Venus of Adams Square

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Venus of Adams Square

ADAMS SQUARE MINI PARK GAS STATION, LOS ANGELES: May 3 - July 28, 2017

Commissioned by Glendale Arts & Culture; sponsored by Adams Hill Neighborhood Association and
supported by the City of Glendale with funding from the Urban Art Program

12 x 12 x 12 ft / 3.65 x 3.65 x 3.65 m

Exploring a variety of media and techniques around testing the boundaries of what defines
contemporary art, especially the blurring of the traditional lines dividing craft, commercial and
fine art, characterizes my creative process. Fascinated by the challenge to capture the human form
and psyche, I stylize the curves that define and distinguish the sexes. By focusing on the minimal,
yet still recognizable form, I strive to express universal experiences as well as personal associations.

Reminiscent of the prehistoric Venus figurines (such as the Venus of Tepe Sarab and Venus of
Willendorf), "Venus of Adams Square" us is made of scraps of visually captivating colorful multi-
cultural textiles and second-hand clothing which are sewn together and stuffed. Completing the
installation are suspended abstract flowers of textile pieces which represent the abundance of
yellow flowers and blossoms in the park.

At the public reception and artist talk there was also a community activity of creating multi-colored
flowers which were added to the installation.

– Press Release

– Proposal Video 2016