AVAILABLE EXHIBITIONS & EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING

The Thread in the River: Becoming & Being Family

Technical Specifications for the Exhibition

This ready-to-hang traveling exhibition consists of six individual bodies of work that provide a multifaceted psychological portrait of family. (Click here to view the individual series and their descriptions.)  All prints in this exhibit were produced by the artist in her studio. The artist is happy to work with venues that have space constraints, as well as assist with the installation style and editing to fit the available space. The work is transported in heavy-duty, double-walled boxes.

The Wind Telephone (2012 - 2017)

9 archival black & white pigment prints with protective coating; 13" x 20" each
Framed in black metal sectional frames and standard plexiglass with hanging wire attached to the frame.
Space Requirements: 
• When the 9 images are installed in a grid: 132" 
• When the 9 images are installed linearly: 252"

 

 

Twelve Summers (1999 - 2014)

Video (MP4 format; black & white; single-channel; no audio. Other formats available upon request.)
Duration: 2 min. 32 sec.
Install the gallery-provided monitor vertically on the wall.
Space Requirements: Determined by the size of the monitor.

 

Unearthing the Roots (2012 - 2017)

36 archival color pigment prints with protective coating; 15" x 15" each
Flush-mounted on gator board with hanging wire affixed to back.
Install portraits in a random pattern on left side of wall. Install text panels in a random pattern on right side of wall.
Space Requirements: 29 linear feet, as depicted in the installation view on the left

 

The Long Arc (1995 - 2017)

Up to 27 archival black & white pigment prints with protective coating(minimum of 20), 40" x 9" each
Flush-mounted on gator board with handing wire affixed to back.
Install as labeled by the artist from left to right, following the cycle from pregnancy to postpartum and beyond.
Space Requirements: Between 25.5 and 30 linear feet, depending on how many prints are shown.

 

Senior Year (2014 - 2015)

Video (MP4 format; color; single-channel; no audio. Other formats available upon request.)
Duration: 5 min. 03 sec.
Install the gallery-provided monitor horizontally on the wall. Due to the length of this piece, venues might want to provide a viewing bench and adjust the monitor height accordingly.
Space Requirements: Determined by the size of the monitor.

 

The Primitive Streak (1992 - 1999)

12 archival black & white pigment prints with protective coating; framed size 16" x 26" each
Window-matted with archival conservation board. Presented in black metal sectional frames and plexiglass with hanging wire attached to the frame.
Space Requirements: 
• When the 12 images are installed in a grid: 146"
• When the 12 images are installed linearly: 402"

 


Related Educational Programming

Artist Jane Alden Stevens welcomes the opportunity to discuss her work and the ideas and concepts she explores with the community at each participating venue. As a teacher and an engaging public speaker, she is well-practiced in talking with audiences of all ages and backgrounds about her artistic practice, the subjects she examines, and techniques.

Discussion topics can include the definition of “family”; rites of passage for teens, young adults, and parents; the interaction between photographs and memory; how individuals deal with the fact of aging; digital and traditional technical approaches; and the creative process of long-term projects.

Gallery talk with high school class, Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Gallery talk with high school class, Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Gallery Talks
Gallery talks can be given formally in a lecture-followed-by-Q&A format, or informally, with the artist inviting the audience to ask questions in order to foster a dialogue among all present. The latter approach has proven to be particularly effective with K-12 and college student groups.

Lectures
Lectures at universities, high schools, community centers, and other public or private venues can be tailored to those interested in sociology, psychology, fine arts, photography, liberal arts and family dynamics. The artist will accommodate time for Q&A following the presentation.


Availability & Scheduling

This traveling exhibition is currently available through December 2022. Click here to obtain a detailed exhibition proposal.

To discuss scheduling the show and related educational programming in your community contact the artist directly.

Email: janealdenstevens@gmail.com