The Union House

“Jane Gennaro’s art speaks to that unknowable quest that lies at the heart of every collector. She reminds me of an aristocrat explorer gathering bugs, flora and animal parts from far flung places (in her case, nooks and crannies of the New York Subway and the bucolic hills of upstate New York). Cabinets overflow with personal artifacts and spare rooms are used to stage vignettes depicting cycles of life, death, recovery, and rebirth. I have stepped into a world steeped in adventure, humility and playful self discovery through the gathering of symbolic objects. Together they create a language, and from there a story, not yet complete.”

By Sandra Botnen