Castillo - Tomorrow Brings…, 2009
Castillo works with the concept of time. According to certain Euclidian space perceptions, the universe has three dimensions of space and one dimension of time. Tomorrow Brings… is a collection of captured moments, a series of “nows” in a non-linear fashion as with the 4th dimension—space-time.
What does tomorrow bring? What would you like to see in the future that you do not already experience today? Castillo asked this question to people in the arts community in Los Angeles. They answered the question as if they were already in the future. A virtual galaxy of self-fulfilling prophecies twinkling in the cosmos, yet ethereally pulsating, keeps them very much alive. The individual affirmations and the magnified power of their collective intent spark a visionary incantation that wills the ideas of tomorrow into manifestation.
Castillo earned her B.A. at Cal State Fullerton in Art Education and an MFA from Claremont Graduate University. Jane’s artwork has been on exhibit throughout the country and abroad in museums and galleries. She has been featured in the California African American Museum, The Craft & Folk Art Museum, The Ontario Museum of Art & History, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, and the National Assembly Library of Korea to name a few. She is one of six California artists chosen to participate in the Visions from the New California project, an artist residency, sponsored by The James Irvine Foundation, in 2009 as well as the 2008-2009 C.O.L.A. Fellowship. Castillo has added curatorial and public art projects to her resume. She is also a newly published author.
Castillo enjoys the exploration of materials and their identity. The definition, purpose, and typical perception of materials inform her work. Presenting materials in a new way that embodies layers of meaning, while not denying their identity remains a fascination.