Exhibition: Strange Atmosphere at the Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts

Here are some installation shots and the postcard for the three-person exhibition titled 'Strange Atmosphere' at the Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts that I exhibited my work at last month alongside the wonderful artists Rachel Quirk and Zina Mussmann:

In this exhibition, three artists consider conceptual aspects of space, place and time. They explore questions ranging from the psychological, emotional and existential, to the contextual and art historical. 

Cassie Marie Edwards’ work is about boundaries. Her practice consists of constructing landscape still life models out of ordinary household items such as cotton balls and pipe cleaners. The paintings that result from observation of these models are highly rendered and are several times removed from the original subject. The works blur the margins between traditional landscape, portraiture and still life, and pose questions about representation and “high” and “low” modes of expression. 

  Rachel Quirk investigates how time and place interact, and how they often lead to emotional states of uncertainty and angst. She uses familiar imagery and manipulates it in a way that makes the everyday seem alien and pensive. Through mixed-media photo transfers and video, she creates alternative realities that reflect the internal struggle to reconcile feelings about the unknowable. 

Zina Mussmann eliminates visual indications of context in minimalist mixed media drawings. She appropriates elements from various sources and separates them from their original subtexts in order to create a non-space. The newly constructed images float in an absurd arena where there is no reference to time or place—where there is an irrationality of experience, and where question

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