“This year’s exhibit’s is the 10th iteration of the People’s Gallery. It ‘offers a big snapshot’ of a segment of Austin’s local art community. You never know what you’re going to see. . . and (for an artist) you’ll never know who’s going to see your work.”
Jennifer was interviewed for a new website about mixing creativity, process, art, and life by Saundra Goldman.
See the website, blog, workshop opportunities and more at CREATIVE MIX.
“Part of the process of making art, whatever your medium, is the discovery of yourself. You have to do the same work when it comes to building the rest of your life. You need to know what choices are going to make you happy and what choice will not. And only you can answer those questions. No one else can tell you what’s going to work for you.”
Even before you enter the house at East Second and Waller, there’s so much to see: towering colored stalks rising from the yard, a flame-hued metal arch suspended in the air over a like ring of fire embedded in the garden, gravity-defying planters sitting sideways on the exterior walls. But that’s just a taste of what’s waiting once you step over the threshold. Inside, art is everywhere you look – on walls, on tables, on the floor, behind doors, in the hall, the parlor, the bathroom. Seemingly every surface in this 1,700-square-foot home is given over to the display of some drawing, painting, sculpture, print, or work of metal, and as your eyes work to take it all in, your nose texts you, “Something’s on the stove, and it smells powerful good. #chiles #chicken #hominy.” And sure enough, as you step into the spacious, light-drenched kitchen and dining room, you’re greeted by a simmering, four-gallon pot of northern New Mexican posole blanco, freshly cooked up by the hostess of this East Austin Studio Tour stop and just waiting for any visitors to dish themselves up a bowl.
Help me make art: a Hedonic Map. I am launching a project that will first exhibit at Co-Lab in October 2013. I’ve been thinking about how we each have intense experiences in a certain places, and realize how connected we are to others who have similar experiences in the same spot, or could show on a map where he/she had the exact same feeling overtake him/her.
I want to make a map of those places of yours, of mine, of ours. I need your high-highs and your low-lows. I will create an installation: an emotional map of Austin, a Hedonic Map, so to speak. Austin, Texas: a city with so many awake people and intense experiences; I want to make a record of these lives in this place. Are there patterns?