Exploring the the idea of people in their most comfortable state of being, Jane Cavala’s In Situ depicts people in quiet moments of reflection, in harmonic resonance with their surroundings, when they are most authentically themselves.
“Most of us have corners that we occupy, a seat we frequent, even in a foreign setting – ” says Cavala, “a body stance that we take when in deep conversation or contemplation.” The paintings are intended to be quiet, to open a window to authentic contemplation, the moment between moments.
Jane Cavala’s first art lessons came from a Saturday morning TV show called Learn to Draw. Growing up in the Laguna Beach community, she enjoyed the local gallery scene and eventually made her way to San Francisco, enrolling in UC Berkeley, where she began her formal studies in Art, where she earned her BA in design, graduating with honors. Today she is working towards her MFA at Academy of Art University. In Situ is her debut solo exhibition.