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Jonathan Kane Retrospective:


Opens: Friday September 7th • 6pm

Closes: September 27th • 5pm

General Admission: $1 entry donation

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Celebrate Jonathan Kane

The show, curated by Heather Nigro, covers the entire range of Kane’s work. The 40-year-plus time frame begins with Kane’s teenage years as a precocious amateur and young staff photographer at a local Naples newspaper. It moves on to his experimentation with different styles during his years at art schools in Florida and California, and as an unhappy young urban professional. It ends with the considerable volume of experimental nudes produced upon Kane’s return to Naples in the early 2000s. The media presented also covers the entire range of Kane’s work: Almost archival black & white photos that capture Southwest Florida of the 1970s (and echoes of it in the 2000s); humorous manipulated SX-70 Polaroid images; collages; and highly inventive digital color, primarily nudes. As he stated on his website, “I strive to create images that are surreal and mysterious, but grounded in human emotion and my own experience.”

Jonathan Kane was born in Miami Beach in 1957, but moved at an early age with his family to Bradenton and Naples, FL, where he attended primary and middle school, and graduated from Naples High School. He began his photography career as a yearbook photographer at Naples High. He later became a staff photographer at The Naples Star, a local newspaper where he covered society events and shot advertisements. He then went to art school at the University of Florida in Gainesville and the San Francisco Art Institute in Northern California. After art school, he initially worked as a passport and freelance photographer, before embarking on a brief career in finance – while still pursuing photography on the side. Due to health issues, he returned home to Naples in 2002, where he produced a significant volume of digital color photos, as well as occasional collages and black & white photos, as a full-time photographer. He died on September 26, 2017 as a result of chronic kidney and heart disease.

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