ARTIST STATEMENT: Most of my creative projects draw on the use of repeat patterning and aural/visual sampling as a means to create graphic images and amplified sound, while studying human behavior and modes of reasoning. I often work with print media, design, and sound to create site-specific installations, video, and performative gestures that employ “repetition” as an ideological concept. In this way, I am interested in ideas of abstraction: as it relates to form and the distillation of meaning within a system, mode or sample.
I wish to immerse myself in the research and application of vocabularies of motifs, encoded information, and operatic functions in an attempt to make non-linear and abstract associations involving the "perceptual event" of experiencing signs and signifiers—as static and moving images. Conscious and subconscious methods of interpretation come into existence within my work, asking the viewer to mimetically identify with the subject, while considering the source, method, and sequencing of their display.
Construction Paper 2016 Handmade construction paper color archive Each sheet of paper is 9" x 12"
The Smooch 2016 Letterpress Dimensions Variable
Blue and Brown Books 2016 Risograph, Handbound, Foil Stamped, Artist Book Approx 8 x 19 inches
1 to 1 to 1: The The The and I Got It 2015 Performance, Collage, Screenprint 30 x 38" each, 12 in series Collaboration, Performance, Collage Acetates, Screenprints
12 acetates, 12 screenprints
Collaborative performance and copy cat project using 1 to 1 to 1 ratios-- using the artist Motherwell'
Cardboard Blocks 2 2015 Self manufactured cardboard blocks: screenprinted and die cut cardboard, Performance, Installation Variable, 1200 Blocks
Palindrome: Towards and Away, So the Sea 2015 Drawing on Paper, Performance 8.5 x 14" each
U.S. Government Ballpoint Pen 2015 Edition of 16 photocopies of a Skilcraft U.S. Government ballpoint pen displayed in a manila folder, Stack of 16 sheets of copy paper with Skilcraft U Edition of 16 photocopies of a Skilcraft U.S. Government ballpoint pen displayed in a manila folder
Stack of 16 sheets of copy paper with Skilcraft U.S. Government ballpoint pen
Gov Island Fed Std 595c 2003 2013 Site specific color archive on Governors Island Variable
Wave Boundary 2012 Site Specific Sound Installation: Recorded Sound, Amplified Sound N/A
Post Soviet Condo 2012 Site specific installation of screenprinted posters 5' x 15' x 10' While an artist in residence at the Nida Art Colony in Neringa, Lithuania, I discovered an abandoned post soviet building complex near the seashore on park land. Built almost to completion, the comple
Pinstripe 2012 Performance, Drawing, Sculpture 11" x 15" each Folded
Feeling Plaid (screensaver) 2012 Performance, Screenprint, Video Feeling Plaid (Screen Saver) - 2012
Screenprinted edition of 28 sequential plaid patterns. 11.5" x 15" each, to be displayed as a 53" x 83" grid.
Video Animation: 3:20 minutes
Letters to the Sun 2010 Heliography, Performance, Poetry During an afternoon in Alaska at the Homestead artist residency, Jennifer beamed haiku poems to the sun using a found car side-mirror, sunlight, morse code, and a stage platform (built by Garett Yahn)
Hard Times/Scrabble Value: A Play in 2 Parts 2010 Video Animation and Sound 3 Channel Video / 6 Channel Sound
Hard Times / Scrabble Value: A Play in 2 Parts is an economic and textual analysis of the book “Hard Times” by Charles Dickens. By decoding the book vi
Pastures + Hedges 2010 screenprint Wallpaper installation of screenprinted graphics. Coyne Gallery, Syracuse University. Produced in collaboration with Lake Effect Editions.
Readers Digest 2007=2008 Video Readers Digest features video footage of thousands of magazine pages becoming digested through analog video processing into a painterly scape of synthesized information-- pulling out graphics, colors
Ballad 2006 Screenprint
Psychedelic Swatch 2007 Video While at Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in Greensboro, NC, I wandered through a collection of fabric patterns-- swatches of material on furniture, dolls, clothes, bags, sheets and curtains-- folded on
HYMN 2006 Screenprint
Scan-Tron 5 2003 Offset Print, Drawing, Video Still Referencing the recording and reading of responses embedded within a series of fabricated standardized test sheets, the techno pop graphics of Scan-Tron become mentally charged with viable questions a