ABOUT FACE | JAN SERR

Self-Portrait, Close Up - Oil on Canvas
30 inches x 28 inches; 1966
Self-Portrait with Mask - Oil on Canvas
30 inches x 40 inches; 2011
Self-Portrait with Turk's Cap Lilies - Oil on Linen
60 inches x 40 inches; 1983
Self-Portrait with Daisies - Oil on Board
48 inches x 35.5 inches; 1968
Self-Portrait with Blowing Hair - Oil on Canvas
66 inches x 42 inches; 1968
Self-Portrait in Turban - Oil on Linen
36 inches x 24 inches; 2001
Self-Portrait with Paint Brush - Oil on Linen
32 inches x 48 inches; 1990
Self-Portrait in Kimono - Watercolor
30.375 inches x 22.625 inches; 1984
Self-Portrait in Turban - Monotype
12 inches x 9 inches; 2002
Self-Portrait with Braids - Monotype
20 inches x 13 inches; 1981
Diary: Self-Portrait Looking over Left Shoulder - Lithograph
30 inches x 22 inches; 1984
Diary: Self-Portrait in Kimono - Woodcut
19 inches x 13 inches; 1984

 

Figurative Paintings Works on Paper, Prints.

The exhibition featured work by UWM Peck School of the Arts alumnae Jan Serr as she explored figurative painting. Known primarily for her landscapes and still lives, Serr’s work has been exhibited and collected in the United States and Canada. Serr’s work has also been exhibited in the Art in Embassies program organized by the U.S. Department of State. But Serr’s earliest paintings in the 1970’s were of people. She continued figurative work over the last four decades, though the work was rarely if ever exhibited. The Inova exhibition surveyed Serr’s earlier work, and included a large group of new figurative paintings, created specifically for this exhibition. An illustrated catalog of the exhibit was published, honoring the beginning of the 50th anniversary of the Peck School of the Arts. The catalog includes a critical essay by Miriam Seidel, as well as an introduction by Lee Ann Garrison, Chair of the Peck School Department of Art & Design.

 

About Face | Jan Serr is a visual narrative, capturing the spirit of one of America’s most well known landscape artists. With never before seen footage and images of her lesser known figurative works, About Face will leave you with a new appreciation of Jan Serr and her entire body of work. Produced by Pozole Films. Produced, Directed and Edited by Richard Sosa. Featuring the music of Kamran Ince. All rights reserved 2011.

 

catalogThe About Face | Jan Serr catalog presents Jan Serr’s rarely or never exhibited figurative work that spans the artist’s lifelong preoccupation with the human face potential for expression. Although mainly known for her landscape work and still lives, Jan Serr has always found herself coming back to this early source of fascination and inspiration.

This catalog includes over one hundred works of art, encompassing paintings, drawings, monotypes, lithographs, drypoints, woodcut, and various mixed media work.

The catalog was published in conjunction with the exhibition About Face | Jan Serr at the Institute of Visual Arts (Inova), Peck School of the Arts, the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.