EXHIBITION OF WORK BY JENNIFER MACKLEM AT WELLS COLLEGE
"Peaceable Kingdom" features installation and video pieces.
Aurora, New York— The Wells College Visual Arts Department presents an exhibition of work by Ottawa artist Jennifer Macklem titled “Peaceable Kingdom.” The exhibit will be on display in the String Room Gallery (SRG) of Main Building from August 31 to October 7. The gallery is free and the public is cordially invited to view the show. An opening reception on Wednesday, August 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. offers an opportunity to meet the artist; light refreshments will be served.
The exhibition will feature sculpture installations and video works by Macklem, associate professor of sculpture at the University of Ottawa and the director of the graduate program in the visual arts department. Macklem’s work uses unusual materials within an inclusive process that bridges artistic forms. Her sculptural installations draw on themes of nature, narrative and hybridity to create intriguing experimental pieces. Some of her works invite viewer participation through the kinetic activities of touch and movement.
Macklem completed her undergraduate studies at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts and at the Parsons School of Design in Paris and later earned her MFA at UQAM in Montreal, Canada. She has exhibited her work widely in Europe, North America and Asia and has participated in various selected artists residencies, conferences, solo exhibitions and international exchanges. Her permanent, collaborative public art projects are installed in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick.
The String Room Gallery is a center for the exhibition of contemporary art in the Finger Lakes region of New York. It is located on the Wells College campus in the southwest corner of the first floor of Main Building. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12 – 5 pm; and Saturday and Sunday from 1 – 4 pm.
For more information, visit www.wells.edu/stringroomgallery/exhibitions.htm.
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August 26, 2011
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