Studies of Jahyne is an interdisciplinary exploration of the essence of femininity and its relationship to the female body through the means of garment making and photography. The point of departure for this project is derived from the name Jahyne (Jane, Jayne, Jane Doe) as it represents the muse; a name given to correlate one to gender or sex in the same way that femininity connects to the female body. Curated by Adrienne Tarver, Director of HSA Art & Design.
Tarah Douglas (b. 1992, Oakland, CA) is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice is centered around photography, fiber works and graphic explorations. Her work grapples with notions of identity, race, gender, and class through the lens of mysticism, ritual, and performance. Tarah holds a B.F.A from University of Michigan. She currently resides in Newark, NJ. To learn more visit www.tarahdouglas.com