Jana Charl



Sunrise Installation
Sunrise Installation

WATERTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS: July 10, 2017 to January 3, 2018 (extended 3 months)

Commissioned by Mosesian Center for the Arts and Grow Gallery, located at Arsenal Street at the intersection of School Street.

36 x 5 ft / 11 x 1.52 m

Sunrise is a gicleé on 3 panels (12 x 5 ft) of outdoor vinyl. The original was a 36 x 48 in acrylic
painting on canvas that I digitized for large-scale output.

Stylizing the female form into minimal features is a motif in my artwork. I seek to personalize
abstract concepts with a human connection. By choosing female representations, I question an
accepted practice of using the male sex as the default to represent all genders.

My passion is storytelling. In order to circumvent language barriers, I have created a language of
graphic bars to represent the words and punctuation. I paint them directly on the stretched canvas
or weave them into the surface. Viewers are invited to use their own words for an individualized

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