The Wallflower Project will be exhibited at Gallery 825/Los Angeles Art Association
825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Opening Reception: April 9  6-9pm
April 9 - May 6, 2016


wall·flow·er
noun /wôl-flou(-ə)r/ 
‍‍‍‍2. A person who has no one to dance with or who feels shy, awkward, or excluded at a party
 
The body of work entitled, “The Wallflower Project”, examines the social stigma of being a “wallflower” through the use of portraits created with a cardboard pinhole camera. Although I never thought of myself as a "Wallflower",  I started thinking about the social stigma after a conversation with another artist at a party.  She had told a story about how she would enter a party and everyone would look at her husband - not her.  I, too, had experienced this at social events. My husband and I would be talking in a group and all of the attention would be on my husband, who many think is an actor.  I happily would observe the exchange allowing myself to fade into the background.  With this project, I wanted to bring the Wallflower to the forefront - not by taking straight portraits of them, but portraying the fading “Wallflower" by merging the model with a wallpaper background.  The resulting images create a ghostly portrait that requires the viewer to take notice and spend time to see the person before them. 

The Wallflower Project - B/W Film
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet Print of a Pinhole Photograph
Marcella
Archival Inkjet Print of a Pinhole Photograph
24" h x 20" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet of a Pinhole Photograph
Juana
Archival Inkjet of a Pinhole Photograph
24" h x 20" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet Print of a Pinhole Photograph
Tamara
Archival Inkjet Print of a Pinhole Photograph
24" h x 20" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet Print of a Pinhole Photograph
Harriet
Archival Inkjet Print of a Pinhole Photograph
24" h x 20" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Printed on Aluminum
Dale
Printed on Aluminum
36" h x 30" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet Print of a Pinhole Photograph
Ulla
Archival Inkjet Print of a Pinhole Photograph
24" h x 20" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Printed on Aluminum
Terri
Printed on Aluminum
36" h x 30" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet of Pinhole Photograph
Binnie
Archival Inkjet of Pinhole Photograph
24" h x 20" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet of Pinhole Photograph
Judy
Archival Inkjet of Pinhole Photograph
24" h x 20" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet Print of a Pinhole Photograph
Susan
Archival Inkjet Print of a Pinhole Photograph
24" h x 20" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet Print of a Pinhole Photograph
Phil
Archival Inkjet Print of a Pinhole Photograph
24" h x 20" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet Print of a Pinhole Photograph
Teresa
Archival Inkjet Print of a Pinhole Photograph
24" h x 20" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet Print of a Pinhole Photograph
Danielle
Archival Inkjet Print of a Pinhole Photograph
24" h x 20" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet Print of a Pinhole Photograph
Nomi
Archival Inkjet Print of a Pinhole Photograph
24" h x 20" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet of Pinhole Photograph
Jim
Archival Inkjet of Pinhole Photograph
24" h x 20" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet Print of a Pinhole Photograph
Debora
Archival Inkjet Print of a Pinhole Photograph
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet of a Pinhole Photograph
Florence
Archival Inkjet of a Pinhole Photograph
24" h x 20" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet of Pinhole Photograph
Gus II
Archival Inkjet of Pinhole Photograph
24" h x 20" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet of a Pinhole Photograph
Elizabeth
Archival Inkjet of a Pinhole Photograph
24" h x 20" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet Print of a Pinhole Photograph
Andrew
Archival Inkjet Print of a Pinhole Photograph
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet of a Pinhole Photograph
Nina
Archival Inkjet of a Pinhole Photograph
24" h x 20" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet of Pinhole Photograph
Diane
Archival Inkjet of Pinhole Photograph
24" h x 20" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet of a Pinhole Photograph
Louisa
Archival Inkjet of a Pinhole Photograph
24" h x 20" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet of Pinhole Photograph
Deborah
Archival Inkjet of Pinhole Photograph
24" h x 20" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet of Pinhole Photograph
Max
Archival Inkjet of Pinhole Photograph
24" h x 20" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Printed on Aluminum
Alice
Printed on Aluminum
36" h x 30" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet of a Pinhole Photograph
Remember When
Archival Inkjet of a Pinhole Photograph
24" h x 20" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Printed on Aluminum
Lulu
Printed on Aluminum
72" h x 48" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet of a Pinhole Photograph
BFFs
Archival Inkjet of a Pinhole Photograph
24" h x 20" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet of Pinhole Photograph
Deborah Standing
Archival Inkjet of Pinhole Photograph
24" h x 20" w
Janine Brown The Wallflower Project - B/W Film Archival Inkjet of a Pinhole Photograph
Like Mother, Like Daughter
Archival Inkjet of a Pinhole Photograph
24" h x 20" w