Lot 39: Deborah Jack

CEPA Gallery's 2014 Biennial Art Auction artist Deborah Jack

Deborah Jack
Digital C-Print
13 ¼ x 19 7/8 inches
Signed Recto
Edition 2/5
What is the value of water, if it doesn’t quench our thirst… Series

BIO: Deborah Jack received her M.F.A. from the University at Buffalo. Her work is based in photography, painting, video/sound installation, and text, and deals with trans-cultural existence, memory, re-memory and hurricanes. She has had residencies at Lightwork and Big Orbit Gallery, and received several grants and fellowships, including a fellowship at The Photography Institute National Graduate Seminar. Her art has been exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and internationally, most recently in Caribe Now: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Diaspora (el Museo del Barrio), Infinite Island: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean (Brooklyn Museum) and Tropicalisms (Jersey City Museum). Upcoming exhibitions include SITE:Santa Fe. Her work is part of the collection of the Island Government of St. Martin, among other collections. Jack is currently assistant professor of art at New Jersey City University. www.deborahjack.com

STATEMENT: Deborah Jack uses photography and video installation to investigate mythology, rememory, transcultural existence, memorials, and history. Hurricanes, the sea, the land and salt are recurring metaphors in the narratives she constructs. She explains, “My work explores the relationship of the natural world to memory, personal and cultural. How does nature create memorials for the small and large histories that have occurred? The hurricane, the sea, the shore, the land and the flora all play a role.”.

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