ABOUT FACE | JAN SERR
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.
The 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.