Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Jennifer Williams @ A.I.R. Gallery

from A.I.R. Gallery:

© Jennifer Williams

A.I.R. Gallery
April 29 - May 24, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 30, 2009 6pm to 8pm

First Thursday Reception: Thursday, May 7, 2009 6pm to 8pm

Fellowship Gallery: Jennifer Williams [FLŌ]
2008 -2009 A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship Recipient Jennifer Williams’ work exhibits a “desire to recycle and build,” as well as an interest in “the Rauschenberg sense of exploiting the rectangular frame,” that goes far beyond the more traditional uses of photography. In [FLŌ] Williams focuses her attention on the immediate landscape of the gallery itself. Her installation reminds us that there is substantially more to an exhibition space than a white walled cube. By photographing the ducts, pipes, light fixtures, office equipment, and other necessary but often hidden features of a gallery, Williams deconstructs the space, highlighting the architectural elements that make the building function but often go unnoticed. The viewer is directed to see the space in its entirety instead of imagining the artwork to be separate or unaffected by its context. In this case, rather than returning her large-scale collages to the street, Williams allows the outside to come in. The literal and imagined ductwork, electric lines, sprinkler system and other pipes lead the viewer’s eye around the space, serving as pathways to the building’s exterior and the surrounding urban geography. Williams received her BFA from Cooper Union and her MFA from Goldsmiths College in London. She has exhibited at Silvereye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh, the New Jersey Visual Arts Center, Soho Photo, the Williamsburg Art and Historical Sociey and the Platform Gallery in Seattle.

The A.I.R. Fellowship Program is made possible by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, a state agency, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) through a re-grant from Brooklyn Arts Council, as well as generous support from Louise McCagg, The Bernheim Foundation, The Gifford Foundation, The Timken Foundation, Elizabeth A. Sackler, and The Milton and Sally Avery Foundation.

A.I.R. Gallery
111 Front Street, #228 Brooklyn, NY 11201
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 6pm

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