My work addresses remnants, boundaries and transition. I’m interested in the borders and edges of where things collect. My visual language often conflates the architecture of the interior body with broader views of world maps and constructed barriers, incorporating the intense chroma of colored gels used in microscopic visualization. Lately I’m thinking about how a sense of rupture and disorientation can be an opportunity to be more carefully attentive. I exploit the potential of these material relationships, playing with translucency and dynamic shifts in scale, with respect to the state of discomfort and awkwardness at the seams. Materials find a home with each other, but always with a looming tectonic shift.
About the Artist
Jennifer Mannebach’s work addresses remnants, boundaries and transition. She has exhibited at the Hyde Park Art Center, Flatfile Gallery and others, nationally and internationally. In 2006 she was a visiting artist at The American Academy in Rome. Mannebach received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she subsequently taught for 6 years. She is currently an art facilitator at Little City Foundation, an adjunct professor at Concordia University and an Artist/Researcher with CAPE. Awards include: Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, CAAP grants, IAC grants, and the Governor’s International Arts Exchange Grant. Recent exhibits include You Never Held It At the Right Angle at the Evanston Art Center, One or the Other Must Be Blurred at the Jack Olson Gallery at NIU, and participation in the Terrain Biennial as a ‘super-host’ and exhibiting artist. Upcoming events include a residency with PLAYA, an exhibit at Governor’s State University and group show that she will also curate for the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art.
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