April 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until May 25, 2018
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until May 25, 2018
Rockland Center for the Arts is proud to present works by Jaynie Crimmins in Quotidian Metamorphosis, as part of our Spring exhibits addressing Climate Change. Jaynie Crimmins creates alternative narratives from quotidian materials, such as promotional mailings from political organizations, consumerist advertising, and bills. Most of this printed matter is difficult to recycle because the inks have high concentrations of heavy metals.
By shredding this mail she generates a medium that is uniform in size, assigning equal importance to all the shreds. Creating in series, the works extract an alternative narrative through a rigorous practice of separating colors, rolling or sewing the shredded mail and commingling specific mailings.
The fragments, shredded and then sewn past the point of re-assemblage, still reveal bits of text, imagery and colors; traces of their cultural origins. Once a means of direct communication, her manipulation of these materials obscure their messages to reflect the form and function of fragile marine ecosystems, elevating the ordinary into extraordinary.
Reconfiguring the ordinary and overlooked aspects of our daily existence, her intimate pieces use an economy of means and restraint of process, inspired and influenced by Ruth Asawa’s practice and work.
Crimmins’ work has been exhibited at the Annual Governor’s Island Art Fair and will be traveling to the National Museum of Romanian Literature in Bucharest for the Bibliophile Book and Object Book Biennial.
Quotidian Metamorphosis exhibit is on view March 25 through May 25, 2018, with an Opening Reception March 25, 1 – 4 pm. Free to the general public. Regular hours are: Mon-Fri 10-4; Sat 1-4, and Sun 1-4 pm.