Jana Charl

INSTALLATION

ADAMS SQUARE MINI PARK GAS STATION (LOS ANGELES)

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Venus of Adams Square
Venus of Adams Square

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May 3 - July 28, 2017: Adams Square Mini Park Gas Station, Glendale, California

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 feet / 3.65 x 3.65 x 3.65 meters)


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” is a curvaceous, fertility-goddess-like sculpture. The Venus 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.

– Proposal Video 2016