“” AIR QUOTES
A SOLO EXHIBITION BY JENNIFER GRIMYSER
March 11, 2017 - April 15, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 11, 20177-10pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, April 15, 20152-4pm
Guest Spot @ THE REINSTITUTE is excited to announce Jennifer Grimyser's solo exhibition, “”Air Quotes. The exhibition will open on Saturday, March 11, 2017 and will be on view through Saturday April 15, 2017. The Opening Reception will take place on Saturday March 11, 2017 from 7pm-10pm.
Photography is known for its contentious history surrounding issues of body politics and legitimacy. Our understanding of history is greatly influenced by the reliance on pictorial memory. Today, society has difficulty discerning a multitude of independent objectives. Manipulation and speed are fundamental to our visceral and political landscapes, contributing to our inability to decipher raw data in real time.
The cultural phenomenon of hyper-connectivity has institutionalized the id.
The physical gesturing of air “quotes” signals the critique of falsehood, similar to the way in which the snap of the fingers punctuates the urgency of time. Jennifer Grimyser's exhibition “”Air Quotes examines the cultural conditioning through which digital photography desensitizes society's preconceived ideas around the manipulated image. The exhibition is at the juncture of digitization and the aesthetics of a studio-based practice. Jennifer Grimyser's photography utilizes both iconography and language for a comparative synthesis of play, physicality, and medium. The process is unique where the photographs are reconstructed in physical space rather than through digital manipulated means.
Jennifer Grimyser was born in Milwaukee, WI and received a BFA from MICA and an MFA from Hunter College. She has presented solo exhibitions at Bronx River Arts Center and Solo(s) Project House. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in numerous group exhibitions including galleries such as Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Lesley Heller Workspace, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Islip Art Museum, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Bronx Art Space, and galleries at both Rutgers University and the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been awarded studio residencies including Vermont Studio Center, Women’s Studio Workshop, and NARS Foundation. Jennifer has published two limited-edition artist books through Women’s Studio Workshop and Kayrock Screenprinting. Her work is featured in several collections including Walker Arts Center, Yale University, Rhode Island School of Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, Virginia Commonwealth University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Indiana University, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.