Janna Añonuevo Langholz: "Shift"

Photograph by Janna Añonuevo Langholz
Photograph by Janna Añonuevo Langholz

Shift is an exhibition of artwork created on site in the St. Louis Artists’ Guild darkroom by Janna Añonuevo Langholz, our Fall 2012 Photography Artist-in-Residence. Langholz incorporates hand-drawn elements and found objects to create multilayered prints. The imagery in Shift will focus on water and the role it plays as a catalyst for change.

About the Artist: Janna Añonuevo Langholz holds a BFA in Fibers from Truman State University, and has completed an independent study in Darkoom Photography. While at Truman University, Langholz presented at the Student Research Conference (Truman State University, Kirksville MO) and the National Conference of Undergraduate Research (Ithaca College, Ithaca NY). She has worked as a Production Assistant at Skif International, a Studio and Teaching Assistant at Truman State University, and a volunteer at Art Saint Louis. Langholz has exhibited with Thimble & Thread Quilt Guild (St. Louis, MO) and at Truman State University.

Artist Statement

My series Shift explores the fluid and transformative nature of water as a metaphor for self-identity. As both subject and photographer, I cannot see myself within the frame when the shutter clicks; I can only be¬¬ self-aware of my placement within it. My performances for the camera are a process of continuous self-adjustment in relation to the fluctuations of the waves. By altering my photographs, I illustrate the mutable relationship between self and environment as well as the character of water as a catalyst for change.

— Janna Añonuevo Langholz


Friday, January 18, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Exhibition Dates: 
Friday, January 18, 2013 - Sunday, March 17, 2013
Free and Open to the Public