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Saturday, 30 September 2023 to Thursday, 9 November 2023
Saturday, 14 October 2023 - 2:00pm

Family Matters incorporates memory, metaphor and allegory to express the challenges, burdens and joys of an artist’s role as daughter and caretaker of her elderly parents. When her parents faced a daunting move into assisted living, they were struggling after a series of strokes with memory loss and the decline of their cognitive abilities.   

Using childhood possessions, and simple items that had been in the family for years, Jane Szabo creates tableaus that hint at complicated family dynamics. The presentation of these objects is not merely a catalog of possessions, but a catalog of feelings: pain and disappointment, burden and loss, memory and hope.  


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Los Angeles-based conceptual artist Jane Szabo merges a love for fabrication and materials with visceral photographic images. Using hand-made constructions, self-portraiture, and still life, she shares stories that explore her personal experiences through an astonishing lens of self-exploration and identity. Szabo’s background creating props and miniatures for the entertainment industry infuses her creative process.

Widely exhibited in both solo and group shows, her work has been shown at the Museum of Art & History in Lancaster, California, where it is included in the permanent collection. She was commissioned to create a series of environmental portraits for the museum in 2019, the social engagement project #countmein, funded by the California Arts Council and the California Community Foundation. The museum acquired 71 images from this project for its collection. Her art is also a part of the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Arte al Limite in Santiago, Chile, Centro de Arte Faro Cabo Mayor in Santander, Spain, and in private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Szabo’s work has been exhibited in solo shows at The Danforth Art Museum, The Griffin Museum of Photography, Foto Relevance Gallery in Houston, TX, the John Wayne Orange County Airport, the Museum of Art & History in Lancaster, CA, Foto Museum Casa Coyoacán in Mexico City, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, the Yuma Fine Art Center in Arizona, and the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art.

Among many other locations, Szabo’s work has been shown in group exhibitions at the Spartanburg Art Museum, Oceanside Museum of Art, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, The Brand Library Gallery, The Colorado Center for Photographic Arts, Photo LA, The LA Art Fair, San Diego Art Institute, Los Angeles Center for Photography, the Kaohsiung International Photographer Exhibition in Taiwan, and Foto Fever in Paris, France.

Szabo’s photographs have been featured in publications and blogs such as Musée Magazine, The Huffington Post, Shadow & Light Magazine, Arte al Limite, Lenscratch, Mono Chroma Magazine, Silvershotz, Bokeh Bokeh, L’Oeil de la Photographie, Catalyst Interviews, F-Stop Magazine, Foto Relevance, Fraction, Your Daily Photo, A Photo Editor, Don't Take Pictures, Art & Cake, Diversions LA, Women Eco Arts Dialog, and more.

She holds an MFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

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Cal Poly Pomona / Huntley Art Gallery

Bldg. 15, Rm. 4435.

3801 West Temple Avenue Pomona, CA 91768

Other events from Jane Szabo

Family Matters
09/30/2023 to 11/09/2023
Self Evident
03/30/2017 to 04/29/2017


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