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Artist Statement -



My work explores the purpose of the story as found in religion, myth and fairy tale. I examine the power these stories have, how they affect our culture and the social mores they define. My visual language derives from symbolic imagery that has been abstracted from legendary tales, and then combined into a visual blend between story and my journey of truth. Re-contextualizing imagery recalls metaphors for the human condition. I am in constant search for the metaphor that identifies this condition.
My ideas dictate the direction of my process and the media that is incorporated in a work. Throughout my work, I am investigating our need to classify and the language of hierarchy. This structural order of categorizing becomes a catalyst in seducing us. Every being and every thing whether it appears in a story or reality maintains a status level, some deemed of more value or importance than others. The power these subjects reveal is seductive to all participants involved in the language game. I am intrigued by the allusiveness that seduction possesses; its ambiguity and capricious nature that allows for a constant veiling and unveiling between subject and the power of seduction.
The still life is an important element in my work and the collection. It becomes a manipulator of time, caught in the missing dimension. As collector and artist of the still life, the collection itself contains stages between life and death, where anxiety meets desire and seduction is affirmed.
Research validates the narrative portrayed in my work, while once living organisms, such as insects, plants and bones serve as tangible reinforcement to the tale.
My moth work is an exhibition entitled, The Miller Family Story. It is an investigation into the order of Lepidoptera through myth and science. This work draws inspiration from such cultural influences as; Vanilla Sky, Caveman's Valentine, Mothman Prophecies, Alice and Wonderland and Rumpelstiltskin amongst others. Throughout the work, references and quotes have been abstracted from these various cultural influences. Each work contains portions of these phrases along with scientific notation and my own writings. My discovery through this work is that a culture is created and survives on the interweaving of both myth and science.
My current work continues to combine the found object, once occupied by life with a two-dimensional reflection of time and culture. Each piece acts as a reliquary that assists in my journey interpreting the purpose of life.

Artist Exhibitions



Solo Juried:
2007 - Room With A View, The Sandra Phillips Gallery, Denver, CO
2006 -Vera's Legacy, The Sandra Phillips Gallery, Denver, CO
2005 - Collections and Reflections, Studio Aiello, Denver, CO
2004 - Tales of Seduction; 2004, Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
2001 - Work by Sandy Lane, Lincoln Center, Ft. Collins, CO
2000 - New Works by Sandy Lane, Macky Auditorium, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Solo:
2005 - Collections and Reflections, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO
2002 - The Miller Family Story, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO
2001 - Garden of Judgement, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO
2000 - Domesticated, Fabricated & Relegated, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO
1999 - Wallflowers, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO
1998 - Airing Out The Dirty Laundry & Other Short Stories, MFA Exhibition, CU Art Galleries, Boulder, CO
1998 - Anatomy of a Legend; Syber Space Gallery, Sybase Inc., Boulder, CO
1997 - Bells to Ring, Tales to See, While Secrets May Reveal, web site

Invitational:
2008 - Shandong Yuanyanzhai Art Center, online exhibition, website: www.sdyyz.com, Sandy Lane found under Appreciate menu button, Jinan, Shandong Province, China
2007 - Art Five, New Mexico State University 2007 Regional Exhibition, University Art Gallery, invited by gallery director, John Lawson, Las Cruces, NM
2007 - Cabaret and Cabernet, Singer Gallery, donated work for art auction fund-raiser, invited by curator, Simon Zalkind, Denver, CO
2007 - Sixth Annual Art Auction, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, invited by Lindsay Cash,
assistant curator, Boulder, CO
2007 - Vera's Legacy, Center for the Visual Arts, Baker Hostertler law firm requested selected imagery from Vera's Legacy series to represent Women's Month and their private event. Denver, CO

Selected Juried Group Exhibitions:
2006 - Art Market, Holiday Sale at the Arvada Center, juried by Jerry Gilmore, Arvada, CO
2006 - Alpan International, Hunnington, NY (Juror: Donald Kuspit)
2006 - Connections, Court Gallery of the Ben Shahn Galleries at William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ (Juror: Donald Kuspit) Honarable Mention
2005 - Object Conversations, Henderson Natural History Museum, University of Colorado, Boulder.CO March 15, 2005 -February 1, 2006 (Juror: Charles Counter)
2004 - Common Wounds, Bethlehem, Palestine (Juror: Garrison Roots)
2004 - Repeat Offenders: Serial Works by Colorado Artists, Singer Gallery, Mizel Center for the Arts, Denver, CO (Juror: Simon Zalkind)
2004 - Moth Matters, Henderson Natural History Museum, University of Colorado, Boulder.CO (Juror: Charles Counter)
2002 - Sight Site, Insight; A traveling exhibition, curators: Andrea Wallace and Mia Semingson locations: University of Colorado, Boulder; Photo Americas, Portland, Oregon; Galeria de Arte Fortografico Meliton Rodriguez Instituto de Artes de Medellin, Medellin, Colombia, Sur America; Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL
1999 - Entangled Visions, Macky Auditorium, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1998 - Emerging, UMC Art Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1998 - A Woman's Eye, (Photography by Colorado Artists), Denver CO
1998 - Longmont Artists Show, Art Studio at the Old Firehouse, Longmont, CO
1997 - Creating Women, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
1997 - Print Matters, Cal State University, Long Beach, California
1997 - Muestra De Grafica Digital, Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasitcas ( San Carlos), Unam, Mexico
1996 - Turning The Page, International Book Arts Exhibition, Honolulu Printmakers, Academy Art Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.
1996 - What I Ate And When, The Art Center of Douglas County, Castle Rock, CO

Group exhibitions at Edge Gallery:
1998 - 2005 -Edgestremists Annual member exhibition. Denver, CO
2000 - Blue Light Special, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO
1999 - Blue Light Special, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO
1998 - Edge Sociates, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO
1997 - Random Assortments, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO
1997 - There's A Fly In My Metaphor, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO
1997 - Miniatures under six inches, a group exhibition, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO

Faculty exhibitions:
2008 - Metro Biennial, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO
2007 - Collective Nouns, MSCD Faculty Show, Visual Arts Center, Denver, CO
2005 -Back to Back, MSCD Faculty Show, Visual Arts Center, Denver, CO
2004 - Metro Biennial, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO
2003 - MSCD Faculty Show, Visual Arts Center, Denver, CO
2002 - Metro Biennial, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO
2001 - MSCD Faculty Show, Visual Arts Center, Denver, CO
1999 - Using Your Faculties, MSCD Faculty Show, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO

Miscellaneous group exhibit:
1998 - Lane & Pettus, Dudley Alcove, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1998 - Pets, Pets Pets, Syber Space Gallery, Sybase Inc., (A benefit for the Boulder Humane Society), Boulder, CO
1997 - Sugar, Silver Square Loft Condominiums, Denver, CO
1997 - La Frontera Comun, Galeria "La torre del reloj", Mexico
1997 - Exchange Show, Mars Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
1996 - Print Show, Exhibition, University of Colorado
1996 - Print Show, Exhibition, Dudley Alcove, University of Colorado 1995 - B.F.A. Show, University of Colorado, Sibell Wolle Art Gallery, Boulder, Colorado

Collaborations:
2004 - Where Did You Come From...,Installation collaboration by Mark Brasuell, Deborah Horner, Diane Martonis, Julie Puma, Chris Thumblom, Barbara Veatch, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO
2002 - Collaboration project organized by Craig Marshall Smith, exhibition at Fresh Art Gallery, Denver, CO
1998 - Transplant, Project 416, Seattle, WA
1997 - Give and Take, Art Studio at the Old Firehouse, Longmont, CO
1997 - Genetic Engineering web site, collaboration with artist, Lisa Staney,
1996 - La Communidad se Reunio, Installation - Collaboration with Anita Rodriguez-Wakelin, Dudley Alcove, University of Colorado
1996 - Que Bonita es la Vida Cuando Nos da de Sus Riquezas, Installation - Collaboration with Anita Rodriques-Wakelin, University of Colorado

Print Exchanges:
1997 - Mail Box, Print Exchange, University of Colorado
1996 - Personal Mythologies - Print Exchange, University of Colorado
1996 - Remote Sensing Print Exchange, Southern Graphics Council Conference, College of Creative Arts, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
1995 - Border to Border and the Coast Print Exchange, State University of Long Beach, South Dakota Vermilion, University of Minnesota, University of Colorado

Juror:
2007 - Launch, Core Art Space, Denver, CO
2005 - Adams County District 14's District Student Art Show, grades" K - 12
2004 - Paper Show, Core Art Gallery, Denver, CO
2003 - Conflict. Resolution, UMC Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

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Artist Publications



2008 - Shandong Yuanyanzhai Art Center, online exhibition, website: www.sdyyz.com,
and exhibition catalog, Jinan, Shandong Province, China
2007 - ArtistsRegister.com, Portfolio and artist bio
2007 - Center for Visual Art website: www.mscd.edu/news/cva/past.htm, Collective Nouns: Art Faculty Biennial, featuring Vera's Legacy series: Goodbye
2007 Daily Camera, gallery listing with image, Room with a View, Boulder, CO
2007 - My Town Colorado.com, gallery listing, Room with a View, website
2007- Denverarts.org. Sandy Lane at Sandra Phillips Gallery, Room with a View, website
2007- YourHub.com, Room with a View, website
2007 - New Mexico State University - 5 State Regional Invitational Exhibition catalog, Las Cruces, NM
2007- Regional Invitational Exhibition 2007, University of New Mexico State Art Gallery website: www.nmsu.edu/~ New Mexico State University
2007 - Las Cruces Sun-News.com, Regional Invitational, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
2007 - Las Cruces Bulletin, Friday, August, 17, Las Cruces, NM
2007 - Las Cruces Bulletin, Art & Lifestyles, Las Cruces, NM
2007 - The Ink, Regional Invitational Exhibition is Ambitious, Yet Accessible, Las Cruces, NM
2007- Sun-News Reporter, Top regional artists at NMSU, by S. Derrickson Moore, Las Cruces, NM
2007 - Regional Invitational Exhibition: Artist catalog, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
2007- College of Arts Media and Design, University of Central Oklahoma website, Edmond, OK
2006 - Westword,, Artbeat:"Conversations Reflections," by Michael Paglia
2006 - Denver Post, Critics' Choice: Visual Arts, Kyle MacMillian
2006 - Alpan Gallery website: www.alpangallery.com, juror selection listed on events page for Alpan International
2006 - Sandra Phillips Gallery website: sandraphillipsgallery.com
2005 - Rocky Mountain News - Shows explore art from pain., by Mary Voelz Chandler
2005 - Object Conversations; website, biographies of participants cumuseum.colorado.edu/Exhibits/ObjectConversations/participants.html
2005 - Denver Post, "Denver's loss and the pains of not growing," Denver, CO
2004 - 9-News interview with General Assignment Reporter Amanda Martin , July 16, 2004
2004 - Depauw University News, "Sandy Lane: Tales of Seduction" January 28, 2004
2002 - Boulder Camera, "This Week's Best Inside Track," Boulder, CO
2002 - Rocky Mountain News, Art--"Show Emits A Swarm Feeling," by Mary Voelz Chandler
2001 - Boulder Daily Camera, "This Week's Best Inside Track," Boulder, CO
2001 - Westword, "Artbeat," Denver, CO
2001 - Continuing Education, University of Colorado, Spring 2001
1998 - Colorado Daily, "Art & Culture Happens - Be prepared", Boulder, CO
1998 - Boulder Daily Camera, "Today's Best", Boulder, CO
1998 - Graduate Study Poster, University of Colorado, designed by Andrea Wallace
1997 - Graduate Study Poster, University of Colorado, designed by Cindy O'Dell and Laura Mongiovi
1997 - Lancaster Museum of Art, "Collage", Publication for up-coming events, Lancaster, PA
1997 - The Daily Times Call, Day and Night Magazine, "April Artwalk: offers something for all", Longmont, CO
1996 - The Castle Rock Chronicle, Entertainment, Susan Keene, Castle Rock, CO
1996 - Turning the Page, International Book Arts Exhibition Catalog, Hans Loffel, Honolulu, Hawaii

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