April 29 – June 6, 2014
Dublin Arts Council gallery
7125 Riverside Dr., Dublin, Ohio
opening reception Tuesday, April 29, 6 to 8 p.m.
The role of photographs as mementos of and stand-ins for absent loved ones receives a moving and thought-provoking 21st-century update in the exhibition Jenny Fine – Flat Granny and Me: A Suspension of Disbelief. Inspired by the “Flat Daddies” project — life-sized photos of military members that help families cope during deployments –- Fine poses and interacts with a cardboard cutout made from images she took of her grandmother during the last decade of her grandmother’s life. Through still images from the local artist’s ongoing Flat Granny and Me series, tender gestures and everyday activities coexist with odd and mysterious rituals, as the artist imbues these images with a strong sense of dream-like performance.
Fine, born in 1981 in Enterprise, Ala., received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama in 2006 and a Master of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University (OSU) in 2010. Fine, a 2012 Greater Columbus Arts Council artist-in-residence in Dresden, Germany, has shown her work in solo exhibitions at Geh8 in Dresden, City Art Center in Delaware, Ohio and Kentuck Gallery in Tuscaloosa, Ala. She has taught at The Ohio State University, the University of Geosciences in Wuhan, China, and has worked at Susana Homes Orphanage and Women’s Shelter in Nigeria. Fine was awarded a National Windgate Fellowship from the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design in 2006 and a Fergus Memorial Scholarship from OSU in 2009.
Jenny Fine – Flat Granny and Me: A Suspension of Disbelief opens with an artist’s reception Tuesday, April 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Dr., in Dublin. The exhibition will remain on view through June 6. The reception and the exhibition are free of charge. Gallery hours are Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Details: www.dublinarts.org or 614.889.7444.
Flat Granny as a life-size print (in her front yard), 2010