Collage is deterritorialization. Deterritorializing the source and recontextualizing with a new destination stretches taunt the tension between displacement and simulation. The glossy surface of magazine advertisements, the source material, parallels the shallow enticement of the archetypal. Try to find a pattern of logic and impartiality amidst lexicons of commodity is to search in vain. Collaging allows the source material to leave its trace DNA on its destination, or the new “source.” And the taint from its past adds dimensions to the new image created.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jeannie Hua graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in 2022. Since then, she taught at Ox-Bow School of Art for their Art in the Meadows program. Her work was shown at First Street Gallery in NYC and Woman Made Gallery in Chicago. She had a solo show at College of Southern Nevada’s ArtSpace Gallery and became adjunct faculty in Art History at the school.
She has participated in group exhibitions in galleries and museums in New York, Illinois, California, Nevada, Michigan, Virginia, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Utah, Tennessee, Oregon, and Orquevaux, France. She was the recipient of the Denis Didero Grant, Nevada Council of Arts Grant, as well as merit scholarship to Ox-Bow School of Art.
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