CENTER FOR COLLABORATIVE ART RESEARCH AND BUILDING IN STONE RIDGE, NY
JUNE 1-30, 2018 - JENNIFER ZACKIN
Jennifer Zackin in her Saugerties Studio
Engaging in an alchemical processes that invokes all five elements, Zackin will weld phasic steel structures that start out as frameworks to support and feed plant growth. Oxidization will occur through exposure to natural elements resulting in a process of degradation. The iron oxide bi-product will provide essential nutrients and iron to vegetative growth and will add richness and color to surrounding earth matter. In their end phase, the structures will be reclaimed by the earth. The public is invited to attend and participate.
Community Weld will be held at Three Phase on Friday June 22, 2018 from 4:PM-8:PM.
$5-20 suggested donation / pay-what-you can
JENNIFER ZACKIN integrates public art, sculpture, installation, performance, collaboration, ceremony, photography, video, collage and drawing into acts of reverence and reciprocity. Whether wrapping trees in patterns of brightly colored rope, growing medicinal herbs in a public garden for public use, offering large masses of rose petals to oceans and lakes, creating absorbent tentacles ("hair booms") out of salvaged materials to aid in the clean-up efforts of toxic spills, Zackin seeks to engage and create community in her process, bringing art and ritual into everyday life. Every act is an exploration of exchange, communion, performance, skill-sharing and mark-making.
Her work has been featured at the Whitney Museum of American Art NY, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Spertus Museum, the Wexner Center for the Arts, Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston MA , The Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden in Norway and the Zacheta National Art Gallery in Warsaw, Poland. Commissions include Governors Island NYC with LMCC, Katonah Art Museum NY, Socrates Sculpture Park LIC - Queens NY and MASSMoCA at the Berkshire Botanical Gardens - Stockbridge, MA. Zackin is the recipient of fellowships and residencies, including Factory Direct at Pinchbeck Rose Farm, Art Omi, Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture.