When: March 25-May 25
Jaynie Crimmins creates alternative narratives from quotidian materials, such as promotional mailings from political organizations, consumerist advertising, and bills. Most of this printed matter is difficult to recycle because the inks have high concentrations of heavy metals. The fragments, shredded and then sewn past the point of re-assemblage, still reveal bits of text, imagery and colors; traces of their cultural origins. Once a means of direct communication, her manipulation of these materials obscure their messages to reflect the form and function of fragile marine ecosystems, elevating the ordinary into extraordinary.