ARTIST LECTURE
in conjunction with my current exhibition
“Flat Granny and Me: A Procession in My Mind”

Kent State University
Friday, September 12, 2014
12:00 Noon
School of Art, Room 202

Flat Granny and Me: A Procession in My Mindhas been a year long project continuing my work with Flat Granny, a life-sized photographic costume of my grandmother.A Procession in My Mind is a collision of the agricultural history of my hometown of Enterprise, Alabama (“City of Progress” and home to the Boll Weevil Monument) with my family’s present day relationship to the landscape of our south Alabama farm. This live theatrical performance and room-sized diorama began as a re-imagining of the year my grandmother was named Enterprise, Alabama’s “Woman of the Year”. Along with all the beauty queens and decorated city official in the parade that year, she, too, rode down Main Street, her float clumsily swerving around the Boll Weevil Monument while she waved to the crowd below.

There are two chances to see this live event:
Premiere: Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014; 7-9 p.m.
Matinee: Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014; 2-4 p.m.

The installation will remain on view through Sept. 12, 2014.

The Sculpture Center
1834 E 123rd St, Cleveland, OH 44106

This project was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, Greater Columbus Arts Council, and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

For more information please visit: The Sculpture Center

The Sunday Edition of The Columbus Dispatch featured an article on “Flat Granny and Me: A Suspension of Disblief” on view now at The Dublin Arts Council. Read the full article HERE.

The Columbus Alive featured an article about my current exhibit “Flat Granny and Me: A Suspension of Disbelief” on view at The Dublin Arts Council in Dublin, OH. Check it out HERE

Broad and High from Jenny Fine on Vimeo.


Flat Granny and Me: A Suspension of Disbelief
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.

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 was featured on BUST.


Taking Shape: Celebrating the Windgate Fellowship
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
Asheville, North Carolina

January 24, 5-7 p.m.
The show is up Jan. 24 – May 3, 2014

A pdf of the exhibition catalog can be downloaded HERE.

For more information on this traveling exhibition, curated by Cindi Strauss, please visit:

http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/taking-shape/ 

Wounded Home at The Lloyd Library and Museum ends January 20, 2014.
If you are in the Cincinnati, OH area pop over and check it out.

Thanks to Eastern Hills Journal for reviewing the show.
Click the link below for pdf.
Eastern Hills Journal_Wounded Home

Thank you Beautiful/Decay for the thoughtful article on Flat Granny.
Check it out here…BEAUTIFUL/DECAY