Jane Ingram Allen

Selected Multi-part Installations

"Paper in the Millennium," October 5 - Nov. 29, 2000, American Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA. Friends of Dard Hunter Reception - Thurs., Oct. 19, 7-9PM.

For this national juried exhibition of works using paper Jane will be exhibiting her work titled "Turning Over a New Leaf" created in 1999 during her three-month residency in Japan at the Mino Paper Art Village Project, Mino City, Japan. This work includes 2000 plus handmade washi leaves, painted red on one side and green on the other. Viewers are invited to literally turn over a leaf and write a resolution in the handmade book provided in the installation. This exhibition is sponsored by the Friends of Dard Hunter, Inc., an international organization of papermakers and those interested in the paper arts, and is held during the organization's annual conference--this year in Atlanta, GA. Jane will be participating in the conference program as an interpreter for the collection of Japanese papers at the American Museum of Papermaking. An exhibition Jane has organized of contemporary works using washi will also be presented at the American Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA, as part of the Museum's exhibition on Japanese Paper, September 7 - November 29, 1999. This show includes one small work each by artists from the Mino Paper Art Villlage Project including Jane, Yumiko Yamazaki, Pino Barillo, Lucy Yegros and Taeko Mori.

"Turning Over a New Leaf" is an installation Jane made for the Elements 2000 exhibition.  

This participatory installation work was shown at Snug Harbor Culture Center in Staten Island, New York City from January 30 - May 7, 2000 and at the Mino Paper Museum in Mino City, Japan, December 4 - 20, 1999.  Jane made "Turning Over a New Leaf" during her Sept. - December 1999 residency in Japan.  This work has over 2000 handmade paper leaves made of Japanese kozo fiber that are painted red on one side and green on the other. Viewers are invited to turn over a leaf, thus constantly changing the piece, and to write a promise or resolution in the handmade paper book provided with the installation.       

Jane worked with NYC artist/curator Devorah Sperber to organize and curate the "Elements 2000" exhibition of works by artists who utilize 2000+ elements in their work.  The exhibition was sponsored by the Women's Caucus for Art in conjunction with the College Art Association's Annual Conference, Feb. 23-27, 2000, New York City.  The show  was held at seven sites in New York City:  Rubenstein Gallery, O.I.A. Gallery, Silicon Gallery, The Cave, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and HEREArt. White Columns curated a program of  videos  for the bus tour which took CAA and WCA conference participants around to the opening receptions at the various sites on Thurs., Feb. 24, 2000.   

55 artists were selected for the Elements 2000 exhibition by Jane and Devorah from over 200 proposals by artists.  Many events were held in conjunction with the exhibition.  Click here for more information about Elements 2000.

ubusafrnt.JPG (87915 bytes)Map Room 2, at the Central New York Community Arts Council Gallery, Utica, NY, April 8 - May 15, 1999, featured Jane's painted handmade paper constructions representing maps in a site specific installation.  Some of this work was made during her September 1998 residency at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

Jane was invited to present an exhibition of her recent work at the Central New York Community Arts Council Gallery in Utica, NY.  The gallery is located above the Stanley Theatre in downtown Utica, NY, at 261 Genesee Street.  The "Map Room 2" show ran from April 8 - May 15 with an opening reception 5-7 PM, Thursday, April 8.  

Hfmap.JPG (44806 bytes)The Map Room - an installation of multiple abstract painted handmade paper and string maps at the University Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeprot, CT, October 28 -November 21, 1998.   For more information click here.




fmid.JPG (32624 bytes)White Wash; 1998; 12 units, each approx. 8' x 10', line 100' long and 20' high; polyester fabric, clothes pins, cable, wooden posts.

This large scale installation of multiple parts consists of 12 giant white shirts with elongated sleeves made from sheer drapery fabric to create ever-changing forms that  blow in the wind.  "White Wash" was installed at Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, Minnesota (near Minneapolis) for the 1998-99 season.  Jane was selected as one of  the thirty artists for 1998 to create a site specific installation at this 17-acre sculpture park.  Jane's work was installed at Franconia in August 1998.   

Hay Bales; 1993; 3 units, each approx. 5' x 5' x 3', variable installation; handmade paper, string, acrylic paint, hay.

This multi-part sculpture was made for Jane's one-person exhibition in NYC at the City University Graduate Center Mall in 1993. Jane wanted to bring some warmth and rural flavor to this concrete mall area in the middle of the City. This work has also been exhibited in other galleries and once at a county fair. The handmade paper for this installation contains hay which adds an interesting texture and smell.

10 Tubes, 1993, 10 units each approximately 18" diameter x 15' long, variable installation, painted handmade paper and string

"10 Tubes" is a sculpture/installation composed of multiple, similar but not identical forms. This work has been installed in several galleries and museums, and it appears very different in each site. Jane has created many other works composed of multiple parts which are installed as site specific pieces.

Paper Barricades; 1989; 6' x 8' x 3' in 3 panels; handmade paper, string, acrylic paints.

"Paper Barricades" was made as a site-specific installation for the "Window Works" series of installations in a storefront window of the Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA. This project was funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This work has also been shown in NYC at C & A Gallery during Jane's one person exhibition in 1990.

Selected Public Art Projects and Commissions
Selected Environmental Projects
Selected Wall Works and Suspended Sculptures
Selected Figurative Works - Mirrors and Shadows
Selected Collaborative Works with Musicians and Choreographers
The Connemara Installation
Bird Watching Projects
Construction Projects
Burned Works

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