10/4/2013 – 10/25/2013
The Annex @ Spudnik Press
Friday, October 4, 2013, 6-9pm
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Site and Source is a solo exhibition including many works that were made while Jaclyn was Artist In Residence at Spudnik Press Cooperative in Chicago from March through May 2013. Beginning with the plastic fencing and other found objects taken from an abandoned lot near her home, Jacunski uses the impression of these materials to create new work. At times it is a physical impression, resulting in a sculptural artwork. Other times, it is an impression left on her mind, resulting in a hand-written artwork that takes the form of a chain link fence. Jacunski sees Chicago vacant lots as a common part of life on the west and south side. The lots are clear visual makers that stand out from other parts the city. The physical expressions in these locations reflect the social, political, and financial networks that bind the community or divide us from one another. These urban spaces hold many implications in everyday life – in the actions one takes, in the decisions one makes, and in the crisis we weather.
Jaclyn Jacunski lives and works in Chicago. She received her M.F.A. in Printmedia from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and a B.F. A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, trained at Tandem Press. She has taught at SAIC and Harrington College of Design. Her artwork explores protests and acts of resistance in local communities, examining how they manifest in signs, in the landscape, and media.