Jenny Chernansky

oil on canvas;
24 x 48 in.

“Drawing from historical, symbolic, religious and mythological imagery, I trace anew an ontology of woman representation and inequality, by translating contemporary feminist ideas into installations where new media is often paired with paintings made using traditional techniques. Using mixed media painting and photography, the inner landscape of our minds is explored weaving a labyrinth of dream-like images. Concepts of the shadow self, feminine archetypes, and cross-cultural symbolism are often present. Allusions to the past are while being brought into a contemporary and futuristic context; incorporating the past with the future, creating a friction and symbiosis between the two. Other themes include the transformation of the female archetype of the virgin/whore dichotomy which pervades most of western art and religion.”

Jenny has attended the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts and has received her BA from Columbia College Chicago and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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