Janet Bogardus, Uncanny Forest, digital print and acrylic on panel. 20”x20”, 2023
GearBox Gallery presents Signal, an inner room exhibition by GearBox Juried Show winner, Janet Bogardus. The collaged paintings in Signal are created from digital prints of brilliant electronic static upon which layers of acrylic paint and ink coalesce to form hybrid landscapes suggesting complex feelings about technology and nature.
About Janet Bogardus
Janet Bogardus is a San Francisco Bay Area painter/mixed media artist. Since 1989, she has shown her work in California and NYC with solo shows at Oakland’s Manna Gallery, Benicia Arts Presents, Contra Costa College, and Marin Museum of Contemporary Art. Born in 1943 in Montreal, she spent her early life in many different countries, including Czechoslovakia, Algeria, Canada, Germany, VietNam and France. Living in a variety of environments and cultures has attuned her to the ways landscape and history intertwine, a focus which can be seen in all her work. In 1990, she received an MFA from San Francisco State University with a concentration on printmaking and artist books. Her awards include the Stilwell Fellowship for excellence in creative work, a Kala Art Institute Fellowship, and California Arts Council Artist-in-Residencies. She has taught art at various SF Bay Area venues.