Jane E. Goldman’s ongoing series of luminous prints reveals the artist’s muse in a graphically novel way. Audubon Inspirations: Prints by Jane E. Goldman features twelve silkscreen and hand-painted digital prints that
pay homage to 19th-century naturalist and artist John James Audubon. Goldman’s sun-dappled still life compositions lyrically document a year’s passing months and seasons. Sprays of cut flowers in glass vases and lush flora growing in natural environments frame each setting and cast shadows across opened books that display images from Audubon’s Birds of America. Goldman’s dance of light and dark patterns over table cloths, floor tiles, and Audubon’s reproductions unites the various elements and illustrates the kinship she feels with the earlier artist’s work.
Born in Texas in 1951, Goldman received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College and Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin. She has taught at Massachusetts College of Art, University of California at Los Angeles, Rice University, and Hartford Art School. She has exhibited widely
in the United States and abroad and is represented in permanent collections that include the Bibliothequé nationale de France, Brooklyn Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Art, and the Library of Congress. This exhibition features generous loans from Stewart & Stewart fine art printer and publisher, and impressions from Auburn collector Lynn Barstis Katz Williams and JCSM’s permanent collection.