About the "Dear Future" auction/fundraiser:

"Dear Future" began, perhaps, as a love letter to precarity, a poison pen to the present. Collecting impressions of our communal POV in the form of 65 distinct art objects, laden with perspectives that bridge right now (the impossible NOW) to the not-quite-Yet beyond the horizon. Join us and maybe you'll see we've put together a time capsule; join us to witness its temporary state of completeness before it's scattered again into the vectors of the hundreds of eager hands that keep our small a art existence alive: supported, recognized, and blossoming.

From a somewhat more pragmatic perspective, "Dear Future" bookmarks the last 12 months for Public Space One. With a nod to our Near Future pop-up exhibition last January to the ever-present Now (again, is it really NOW?) we all inhabit as we lay to rest our reflections of 2017 and enter the dear oh Dear Future.

"Dear Future" details at Public Space One

Nostalgia, Encaustic and collage on clayboard panel, 9" x 12", framed, 2014

Jan Duschen is an artist based out of Iowa City. She received her BFA in both Drawing and Ceramics from Clarke University in 1999. Jan exhibits her artwork regionally, and her work is included in private collections throughout the United States.

Currently, Jan balances her time between drawing and painting in her home studio and being the assistant manager at Blick Art Materials in Iowa City. Her work is inspired by her immediate surroundings of her daily life, with a growing focus on native birds and critters.

About this piece, in her own words:

As an artist and Assistant Manager of Blick Art Materials, I feel it's important to support what I consider the art hub of Iowa City, PS One. For their annual auction, I usually donate a piece that reflects my current line of work. This year, however, I've chosen an older example from my portfolio, from a time when I was experimenting with collage and a variety of mixed media.

Jan Duschen's website

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