ADAPTATION SYNDROME | Painting in Contemporary Image Culture
| Drift, 2002
Acrylic on canvas, 36'' x 48''
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
Courtesy Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago
The surreal landscapes in Jane Callister’s paintings are characteristic of the way in which she combines various aspects of the garish aesthetics that suffuse consumer and popular culture. Resembling avalanches of cake icing and candy-colored mudflows, they signify her intention to merge influences and blur “the gap between intellectual and popular pleasures.”