Janet Pines Bender

“New Moves”: mixed media paintings

The artist’s exhibitions and trips to Berlin, Japan, and Thailand, combined with art residencies at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony, NY and Haguro-Machi, Japan have been major influences on her recent oeuvre. Current paintings on canvas and torn papers combine her personal use of Zen calligraphic meditations with her history as a “process painter” while retaining a consistent involvement with layers of memory, mark making, as well as images of flight, dance, and movement.