- In: The Gallery
- Published on 18 July 2012
- By James
Huntsville, Alabama native Jenni Higginbotham creates beautifully abstracted charcoal drawings. The layers built into the compositions transform the objects depicted into shades of light and dark, changing them into a singular breathe of composition. Look closer and you can make out the intricate details on the specific objects within each piece. These intricacies display an artist that cares deeply about each detail of the larger canvas. To Jenni, these spaces are narrative explorations of time and place with the ambiguity and lack of translatability of the works perpetuating the narrative’s potential. While the images are not literally locative, they give form to a protean landscape of memory and imagination. The scenes and objects depicted are both familiar and foreign, engaging and unsettling. Quilts, objects of comfort and tradition, are thrown into rugged landscapes along with a traveling fleet of paper boats, bits of downed satellites or spacecraft, and the craggy disorder of trash heaps. This work echoes our contemporary aesthetic, reflecting a dreamlike and anthropomorphic melding of objects and places. They're beautiful.
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