36th Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition

Oct 10 - Nov 14, 2020

55 Noxon Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

State 1

State 2

Jane Ehrlich's Artist Statement

Jane Ehrlich’s painting function in “2 states” one is seen in normal lighting and the other (2nd) is under fluoresced (black) lighting that activates the fluorescent paint. These states can be turned on or off. Each state has its own characteristics that inform each other.

Ehrlich interestingly only paints under normal light. Once finished she looks to be informed by the fluoresced light which has additional information something akin to an X-ray. In this state she discovers nuances not usually seen under normal lighting conditions.

Each painting in this series contain 3 elements:

1.The flat colored acrylic background.

2. White gestural paint creating interstices and interaction with the ground creating differences in tonality and sparks of light.

3. The ability to view the painting in 2 individual states. One normal light and the other black light that allows a fluoresced state.

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