Gitana Rosa presents:

”Soft stories”
by Laura Jane Petelko

MAY 15th - JUNE 15th, 2019.

Pre View Exhibit List

Gitana Rosa Gallery is pleased to present "Soft Stories", a solo exhibition featuring the photographic works of Laura Jane Petelko. Soft Stories is an ongoing, series presented as large, plexi-mounted c-prints available in a very limited edition.

"Soft Stories" will be on view online exclusively and through our partner Artsy.net

Her work has been known for it’s personal and intimate subject matter. Often dealing with the nature of ones identity and times of transformation.

“Shot in vast, pure, and magnifcent landscapes exploring the notion of something soft, quiet, reflective and damaged
About our longing and our collective nature.
This work is about the beautiful world that we tread upon with our needs and our appetites.It is about the distance we've created in our modern world and the beauty and love that always exists
peeking through the artifce it hides behind longing to thrive...”

Laura Jane’s work has been recognized and exhibited in Toronto, Vancouver, Seattle, Miami and New York.






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Vanessa@gitanarosa.com 
t: 323-559-2383

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“Soft Stories”

...These stories are open...

Born from a conversation about retreats for “furries” deep in Canada's wilderness, the inspiration for Soft Stories began to form.
Images began to move me... nothing sensational... but something more
Elemental
A strange paradigm began to reveal itself
one we share rather than one that separates...
Our longing to commune with nature at this time of
environmental crisis
our desperate need for intimacy in a technological world.
It became important to Laura Jane to create tangible yet anonymous characters. Ones that resembled animals in our northern landscape...

Ones that were sensual and lush but imperfect, man-made
from artifcial plastics, polymers, and acrylics.

Laura Jane collaborated with artist and designer Sara Wood who meticulously created costumes by hand.
Shot in vast, pure, and magnifcent landscapes exploring the notion of something soft, quiet, refective and damaged
About our longing and our collective nature.
This work is about the beautiful world that we tread upon with our needs and our appetites.
It is about the distance we've created in our modern world and the beauty and love that always exists
peeking through the artifce it hides behind longing to thrive...