E. Jane

Drenched in Light

Drenched in Light presents the vision of E. Jane, an artist who explores the labor and inner lives of Black women while questioning the future of Blackness and queerness. This catalog, designed by Pacific to accompany an exhibition of the same name at MFA Boston, features recent work that considers the figure of the Black diva within contemporary and historical culture. Through video stills, performance shots, zine pages and essays this catalog serves as an entry-point into the exhibition and Jane’s body of work.

An essay by Legacy Russell, originally published in Glitch Feminism, contextualizes Jane’s work within the spheres of Black, feminist and cyber theory, situating it within a greater art historical context. Jordan Jones and Manuel Arturo Abreu explore Jane’s source material and their many musical personas and projects. Writing by Debra Lennard provides a framework for entering and understanding the exhibition. Interviews by Lumi Tan and Hannah Girma illuminate the artist’s biography and process.

Published by Pacific and MFA Boston 


230 pages

8 ¼ × 10 ¼

Edition 250