Sacred Space Exhibit, Julia C. Butridge Gallery, Dougherty Art Center 2013

Sacred Space at the Dougherty Art Center

Sacred Space Exhibit, Julia C. Butridge Gallery, Dougherty Art Center 2013

Art-making is my primary spiritual action. Creating art allows me to express my unique manifestation as a body and as a conscious being. The series Sacred Spaces explores the interactive space of the human body through architectural sculpture and gestural mark-making.

Historically, painting told the stories of a culture on the surfaces of sacred spaces such as caves, temples and churches. What remains unique to visual art is the hand of the artist and the visceral relationship of the art object to both the maker and viewer of the art. In the exhibition”Sacred Space”, the human body is represented in its indexical evidence in drawings and in geometric markers of ourselves. I create forms that unify these ideas and the finished artworks are both sculpture and painting.

Works in the show invite the expanded selves, our compact selves, and record playfulness within a circles scaled to fit our expressions of who we are and what we are capable of.

Sacred Space was on view at the Julia C. Butridge Gallery at the Dougherty Art Center, Wednesday June 5 – Saturday June 29, 2013. The show was funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

There was an art party/reception June 11, and an artist’s talk June 27.

Jeanne Claire Van Ryzin of the Austin American-Statesman wrote a feature article for the Life & Arts Section about the show that ran on June 20, 2013.

Mike Lee of KUT’s Arts Eclectic interviewed Jennifer about the show and you can hear the interview here.