To be an artist means never to avert one's eyes.”
- Akira Kurosawa
In all my work—still photography, film, and collage—I seek to create something revelatory. I am keenly interested in the interplay of words, ideas and visual imagery. Travel and cultural exploration also inform my work: In my surroundings I find the texture and detail from which I create abstract moments from everyday life.
The lines between photography, painting and collage are deliberately blurred in my abstract work; sometimes all three appear in a single piece. Texture, layering and a carefully selected palette are key elements.
In my more narrative work, recurring themes suggest loss, absence and aspects of the human condition; or I may simply explore a color, or a particular material or medium.
Among the materials in my collages are found objects, pieces of my own photographs, calligraphy, and remnants of daily life. All a consequence of never averting my eyes.
about the artist
Born in Montreal, Canada, Janice Stanton is based in New York City and Bridgehampton, New York. After many years working in still photography, she began creating documentary films about artists. Her keen visual sense, along with an interest in composition and combining text and found materials led her to collage, her preferred medium.
Stanton studied at The Art Students League, the International Center of Photography, the School of Visual Arts, and in workshops with photographers Mary Ellen Mark, Sally Gall, Peter Turnley and Arlene Collins.
Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries, including Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York; the Art Students League, New York, NY; Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY; the White Room Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY; and is also in many private collections.