Opening Reception: September 7, 2016 | 7-9PM
Curated by Jenny Gerow, Assistant Curator
On view through February 15, 2017
Sara Jimenez works in varied media and formats includes large installations, works on paper, and objects which undergo organic change through their use of salt crystals and other natural elements. Such works inhabit the strange yet perpetual spaces of the in-between. The result is art that is constantly in flux between creation and degradation. She also produces work that engages questions of identity, culture, displacement, and home. The result is the creation of art that is constantly in flux between creation and degradation. In Recede, Jimenez has complied a series of her salt drawings. The salt drawings are a combination of salt crystals, pencil and collaged familial and historical imagery from the Philippines. The mural references an abyss or deep oceanic space, a metaphor for fragments of cultural histories that are lost, preserved or have shifted. Jimenez is interested in exploring memory as a state of flux, where images and objects appear on the verge of absence or transformation.
Sara Jimenez is a Filipina-Canadian multi-disciplinary artist. Jimenez has had solo exhibitions at Wayfarers Gallery and FiveMyles, both in Brooklyn; Phillips de Pury, NY; and at the Pinto Art Museum, Antipolo City, Philippines. She has also exhibited in group shows include those at the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts, Sardine Gallery, and Trestle Gallery, all in Brooklyn; and at El Museo del Barrio, the Kitchen, A.I.R. Gallery, and Rush Arts Gallery, all in NY. Jimenez has performed at such locations as FiveMyles and Smack Mellon, Brooklyn. Her awards and residencies include New Yorkers for a Better Neighborhood Grant, Citizens Committee for New York; Wassaic Project Fellowship, NY; Wave Hill Residency, NY; Artist in the Marketplace Program, NY; and Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. She received her BA from the University of Toronto and her MFA from Parsons the New School for Design.
The café features a rotation of large-scale commissioned murals that envelop the first floor café space.