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Meg Madison, 100-Foot Rope Spiral , 2015, Cyanotype, winter sunlight, LA River water, 20" x 28"  Click here for larger image and more information.

Chris Townsend, in his Introduction to Phaidon's lush monograph Francesca Woodman, begins the task of placing Woodman's work in an art historical context:

"Woodman never understood herself as a fully realized artist, even if that is how we see her now. When she died in 1981, aged only twenty-two, she was still learning, still absorbing influences, still exploring what she wanted her work to do and testing the directions it might take." Click here to read more.
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Welcome to Offramp Online, a virtual art gallery with a twist. Exhibitions will be mounted online and work offered for sale, while actual events, such as openings, closings and artists’ talks, will be held at the artists’ studios. Studio visits to view the work will be scheduled by appointment for the duration of the show.

Since artists will be more actively partnering with Offramp Online, and the gallery’s overhead will be significantly less than that of a bricks-and-mortar gallery, artists will receive a larger percentage of the sales than the traditional 50/50 split.

Offramp Online will be built on Chafin’s existing online gallery and blog, Jane Chafin: Offramp. Features such as online-only group exhibitions, blog posts, Image of the Week, and the bookstore will remain in place.

Joining Chafin at Offramp Online as Chief Operating Officer will be her husband and partner, retired architect, Chaz Alexander.


ABOUT JANE CHAFIN



Founder and director of Offramp Gallery from 2008-2016, Jane has been an artist, writer, and/or editor for most of her adult life. A former painter and museum registrar, Jane left Los Angeles for New York City in 1998 to pursue a career in journalism. She was editorial director of CultureFinder.com (an original AOL greenhouse project) and did freelance writing on the side. She returned to the Los Angeles area and opened Offramp Gallery in 2008. The gallery closed in 2016. She continued blogging, mounting online exhibitions and launched Offramp Online in the summer of 2017.