Thursday, July 8, 2010

Member Spotlight: Cornelia Jenson, 2X2

 "BVR Trailer" oil on canvas by Michael Jensen

I am proud to present the art exhibition 2X2. It is the first show I have curated of my own personal selection of artists since living in New York City. The name 2X2 refers to the theme size of the wall art, two feet by two feet, and the relationships between the participating artists. The artists include two couples and two pairs of siblings. It will be interesting to contemplate the similarities and differences between the pieces created by people in such close relation to each other. There may be apparent convergent or divergent evolution between people’s personal expression. We may notice the power of influence whether it is inspiration or reaction. These very close relationships represent the first, most basic level of community and how well it functions. This can then remind us of the functioning of community as a larger phenomenon.

-Cornelia Jensen

Participating Artists:
Camille Altay
Mark Enger
Matt Enger
Eric Holmes
Cornelia Jensen
Michael Jensen
Rebecca Michaels
Kevin Wellech

Opening night performances:
“Side Show Text Act” – by Philip Brunetti of Brooklyn
“4 out of 5” – by Sue Spolan of Philadelphia

2X2 will take place at:
Windows Gallery (two blocks from PS1)
1303A Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

2X2 will have an opening reception on:
Thursday, July 15, 2010 from 7-9pm
The show will be on view from Friday July 16 through Sunday August 8th
Fridays through Sundays  3-7pm or by appointment (646-327-4066)

Jensen received her MFA from California College of the Arts in 2009. She has curated numerous exhibitions in New York and San Francisco and has exhibited work in the United States, Europe and Asia. While in San Francisco, Jensen participated in an artist residency at the Lola Gallery, which she helped create. She also designed and created other venues for art and film, most notably The Werepad, where she curated multi-media events, and worked on independent films. From 1988 to 1991 Jensen attended the graduate program in Film/Video Performance at California College of Arts and Crafts. In 1987, she received a BA in Philosophy from Haverford College. In 1986 she studied at the Syracuse University Studio Art Program in Florence, Italy. She graduated with honors in Art from The Masters School in 1983 and received the Merriam Hewitt Art Award. Her father, a landscape painter, was her first teacher, always involving her in his art practice. Jensen was born in 1965 and grew up outside of New York City.

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