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Jane Booth, "Because the Sun Shines," 2018; acrylic on canvas; 76 x 100 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Jane Booth: Instinct

January 25 - December 20, 2020 Admission

The artist Jane Booth will exhibit a selection of recent, encompassing paintings in her inaugural showing at the Daum Museum. In her studio, surrounded on all sides by the gently rolling landscape of eastern Kansas, Booth filters cyclical impressions of the outside world through an interior process that intuitively translates the concrete and material into colorfully vibrant compositions whose poetry reimagines nature’s inspiration. Citing the Persian poet Rumi as a sympathetic forebear, Booth also incorporates aspects of the ecstatic and numinous in her heroically scaled paintings. These evocations of emotions, landscapes, and mythologies are based in a painterly language of layered color fields, expressive calligraphy, and a feeling-filled application of paint. Booth’s paintings call loudly to us even as they embody an ineffable introspection, a combination that attracts and holds us in a rewarding pas de deux.

Follow the link below to read Barbara O’Brien’s essay “Falling-away Spaces” about Jane Booth: Instinct.

Jane Booth: Virtual Artist’s Talk with Daum Director Thomas Piche Jr.


Instincts: A Short Process Film


Island Journals


Music of the Inner Universe 2018


To learn more about Jane Booth and her artwork, please click here.