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Jennifer Cecere
updated: 09/12/2010
website: www.jennifercecere.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Pratt Institure Sculpture Garden
Doily @ ROCA
Doily, Socrates Sculpture Park
Some Pig
Rose Window
Rose window detail
Blue Pansy
Red Pinwheels
Swimmers
Swimmers detail
Riding Hood
Riding Hood detail
Pansy detail
Ladies
Ladies detail
 
Portfolio Keywords:  obsessive, domestic, feminist, pattern, craft, collage, public, architecture, conceptual, political
 
 
Pratt Institure Sculpture Garden by Jennifer Cecere
Pratt Institure Sculpture Garden
Rip Stop Nylon & Acrylic
2010
84" x  214"  x 24" 
Doily @ ROCA by Jennifer Cecere
Doily @ ROCA
Ripstop & Acrylic 20' dia.
2010
0" x  0" 
Doily, Socrates Sculpture Park by Jennifer Cecere
Doily, Socrates Sculpture Park
rip-stop & acrylic, 20'dia
2009
20' " x  20' "  x 2 " 
Some Pig by Jennifer Cecere
Some Pig
Rip -stop & Acrylic
2009
5' " x  5' " 
Rose Window by Jennifer Cecere
Rose Window
Rip- Stop Nylon & Acrylib
2009
4'" x  4'"  x 2" 
Rose window detail by Jennifer Cecere
Rose window detail
Rip-Stop & Acrylic
2009
0" x  0" 
Blue Pansy by Jennifer Cecere
Blue Pansy
Acrylic, Fabric, Canvas
2007
46" x  46"  x 2" 
Red Pinwheels by Jennifer Cecere
Red Pinwheels
Acrylic, Fabric, Canvas
2007
46" x  46"  x 2" 
Swimmers by Jennifer Cecere
Swimmers
Acrylic, Fabric, Markers
2006
70" x  70"  x 2" 
Swimmers detail by Jennifer Cecere
Swimmers detail
Acrylic, Fabric, Markers
2006
70" x  70"  x 2" 
Riding Hood by Jennifer Cecere
Riding Hood
Acrylic, Fabric, Markers
2006
70" x  70"  x 2" 
Riding Hood detail by Jennifer Cecere
Riding Hood detail
Acrylic, Fabric, Markers
2006
70" x  70"  x 2" 
Pansy detail by Jennifer Cecere
Pansy detail
Acrylic, Frabric, Markers
2006
50" x  50"  x 2" 
Ladies by Jennifer Cecere
Ladies
Acrylic, Fabric, Markers
2006
12" x  12"  x 2" 
Ladies detail by Jennifer Cecere
Ladies detail
Acrylic, Fabric, Markers
2006
12" x  12"  x 2" 

Artist Statement

 

IDoilies can be made from a variety of materials, Aluminum, plastic, vinyl, fabric, mosaic, glass or steel.

Doilies hang, divide, adorn, and shelter. They can reference Architecture and nature.

My work is influenced by  traditional crafts, homemade laces, embroidery and needlepoint. My goal is to integrate  flavor of domestic handiwork into the built environment.

 

Last summer, Socrates Sculpture Park challenged me to create my first outdoor pieces.

Having worked with found laces and doilies  for years in my studio, I needed a way to make large-scale outdoor work. The idea was to translate something intimate and private into something large and public. This occasion marked the beginning of a new series of public works were I have expanded on the mapping qualities of the Doily template as a ready-made overlay for organic design in both urban and rural settings. 

 

Doily  20’ dia. has four  laser cut rip stop nylon rings, each ring has nine pieces for a total of thirty six. Although, Doilies are machine made, I want them to retain a homemade quality. After the pieces were sewed together, I “embroidered” them with gel-thickened extruded acrylic .

 

With recent lace inspired public works at the Rockland Center for the Arts and Pratt Institute’s Sculpture Garden, I am trying to build awareness of the interconnectedness of the myriad realms that we all navigate and inhabit.

 

Perhaps craft demonstrates a mastery that art and architecture cannot fully penetrate,  that is a certain familiarity with domestic materials that unpretentiously integrate us with our fragile environment and, in turn, revives sustainable traditions that our closely tied to our hopes and dreams.

 

 

  I see DOILIES  installed in the built environment, hanging off buildings, bridges, over bill boards, at construction sites draped on  structures both indoors and out. Doilies can morph into awnings, rugs, partitions, gates, walls, chandeliers  and furniture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Bio / CV


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION

2010 Pratt Institute Sculpture Garden
2010 Roca, The Ins & Outs, curated by Amy Lipton
2009 State Fair socrates Sculpture Park LIC NY
2007 The Price of Everything, Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program
2006 Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition, Bellevue Washington
2005 Our World, Broadway Gallery, NYC
2002 EXIT ART, NYC, “Reactions”
2000 Frederieke Taylor, NYC, “Shoes Shoes Shoes”
1997 Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, Fla, “Sit on This”
The Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Museum, Chairmania, NYC
1993 EXIT ART, “The Apartment Store,”
1992 Art & Construction, NYC GIMME SHELTER
1983 The Architectural League of New York, NYC “The Chair Fair”
1982 Museum of Modern Art, NYC “ New Art for the New Year”
1983 Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, Austin Texas and
The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY, “Ornamentalism”
1983 Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, Tradition
TransitionNewVision
1982 The Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum, NYC,Column:
Structure & Ornament
1981 Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca, NY,
Burchfield Center, Buffalo, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS/INSTALLATIONS
2000 Paperboat Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2000 Abrons Art Center, Shoe Store, Henry Street Settlement, NYC
1996 MAT/ARTS FOR TRANSIT, CREATIVE STATIONS CHAIRS
1991 Newhouse Art Center, Bedrooms, Snug Harbor, IS, NY
1989 Broadway Windows, At My House, NYC
1984 Russell Sage College, Furniture, Form & Ornament, Troy, NY
1982 Robert Freidus Gallery, NYC
1981 Robert Freidus Gallery, NYC
1980 AMELIA A. WALLACE GALLERY, SUNY, Old Westbury, NY
1980 P.S. Contemporary Art Center, In My Room LIC, Queens
1979 TEN DOWNTOWN, NYC
PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS
2006 New York Presbyterian Hospital, Pediatrics Unit
2005 Canarsi Line, MTA/Arts for Transit, finalist
2002 CITY ARTS, LATINO MUSIC, 124 Street NYC, finalist
2001 NEWYORKNEWVISIONS, Memorial Process Committe, Van Allen Institute
1996 MTA/ARTSFORTRANSIT/CREATIVE STATIONS/Chairs, Union Sq. NYC