End of Triumph

About the "Dear Future" auction/fundraiser:

"Dear Future" began, perhaps, as a love letter to precarity, a poison pen to the present. Collecting impressions of our communal POV in the form of 65 distinct art objects, laden with perspectives that bridge right now (the impossible NOW) to the not-quite-Yet beyond the horizon. Join us and maybe you'll see we've put together a time capsule; join us to witness its temporary state of completeness before it's scattered again into the vectors of the hundreds of eager hands that keep our small a art existence alive: supported, recognized, and blossoming.

From a somewhat more pragmatic perspective, "Dear Future" bookmarks the last 12 months for Public Space One. With a nod to our Near Future pop-up exhibition last January to the ever-present Now (again, is it really NOW?) we all inhabit as we lay to rest our reflections of 2017 and enter the dear oh Dear Future.

"Dear Future" details at Public Space One

End of Triumph, Linocut print, 12" x 18", matted and framed to 18" x 24", 2018

Jenny is primarily a self-taught printer. She enjoys studying new methods in classes at Public Space One and though copious experimentation. Her work has been featured in several publications, marketing, shown in shows and galleries in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Japan, and Louisiana, including two solo exhibitions in 2017. Art has been her obsession since age four when she picked up a marker, drew an army of snowmen (accidentally) in a library book, and had to confess her crime to the children's librarian. She tries to bring this level of lawlessness, unorthodoxy, and enthusiasm to all endeavors.

Her art is inspired Jean Dubuffet, Lynda Barry, and George Orwell.

In her own words:

My work is a vehicle for expressing reflections of everyday life. My rudimentary creatures express my own feelings of dissatisfaction, anxiety, anhedonia through their expressions and postures.

Humor is my primary mechanism for coping with the horrors and disappointments of life. Horrors ranging from getting yelled at about rice in the sink at work, to a sense of powerlessness in the face of human suffering at home and abroad. Humor takes the awful, the stupid, the tragic and finds a way to offer momentary relief and an opportunity to connect with others in the broader human experience.

Jenny Gringer's website

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on January 21, 2018

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