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Time: March 8, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm
Location: Griffin & Mandeville Art Yoga Events
Website or Map: http://www.thegriffingallery.…
Event Type: artist, exhibit-, closing, reception
Organized By: J. Zona
Latest Activity: Feb 22, 2014

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"With warmth I bring a new twist, both figuratively and literally, to the recycled art world. Aware of the staggering global waste in the world, many of us have started recycling and going “Green.” 
My work process begins with discarded fashion. I discover these woolen materials, and I cut these woolen articles into long strips. Hundreds of sweaters, shirts, skirts, and coats are torn apart.  The strips are then tied, knotted, woven, and braided together to create a collection of varied objects that recall organic forms. There is no tool other than a pair of scissors. I fabricate, and shape the structures with my hands, and then transmit my energy to the wool. This discarded clothing still holds the presence of their previous host. With wear marks, scents, and holes. Though these pieces are enormous and dominate the room. On one hand, they emanate negative, energy, with their huge and dominating scale within the gallery space, on the other, they seem helpless hanging forms. 
The weight and textures of the materials bring up emotions of security, similar to the comfort one feels when putting on an old sweater, or as natural as being encased in a cocoon ready for metamorphosis. Warmth may be regarded as a statement or metaphorical message that applies to the "human condition" understood as an existential problem. My objective is to expand and render more fluid the boundaries of what is still generally classified as women's work, reframing, even distancing, what is domestic and comforting from the viewer's experience." - Jennifer Alexis Zona

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