Con­tri­bu­tion hon­oured

Albany Advertiser - - AGENDA - Shan­non Smith

The upcoming Found in Trans­la­tion ex­hi­bi­tion cel­e­brates and hon­ours the work of Al­bany artist Jenny Crisp through re­spon­sive work of other artists.

The five other artists have spent the past eight months vis­it­ing Crisp’s stu­dio to ab­sorb her style and cre­ate their own works, which re­ply to her themes and ideas.

An­nette Davis, one of the ex­hibitors and cu­ra­tors, said Crisp was known for her con­tri­bu­tion to the Al­bany com­mu­nity.

“The ex­hi­bi­tion is a mini-ret­ro­spec­tive of Jenny’s in­trigu­ing small-scale sculp­tures and jew­ellery and a way of hon­our­ing her ca­reer as an artist, which she still pur­sues,” she said.

“It is rare that an au­di­ence has the op­por­tu­nity to view a se­lec­tion of work made by a sin­gle artist over many years, as most ex­hi­bi­tions in Al­bany fo­cus on show­ing work that has been newly cre­ated.

“Found in Trans­la­tion is unique in show­ing an artist’s his­tory com­bined with new work by her artist col­leagues cre­ated es­pe­cially for this ex­hi­bi­tion.”

To­gether, the six artists have com­piled a se­lec­tion of tex­tile works, jew­ellery, wa­ter­colours and sculp­tures to fea­ture.

The ex­hi­bi­tion was ini­ti­ated by fel­low artist Ann Cope­man, who said Crisp’s work for lo­cal con­tem­po­rary art group MIX was due for recog­ni­tion.

“I thought it would be timely to show a se­lec­tion of Jenny’s art along with art­works cre­ated by fel­low MIX mem­bers, in re­sponse to Jenny’s art and her cre­ative vi­sion, as a way of ac­knowl­edg­ing her life­long con­tri­bu­tion to the vis­ual arts,” she said.

The works are avail­able to view at Mark Blyth Fine Jew­ellery on York Street from to­mor­row un­til Oc­to­ber 7.

Pic­ture: Sev­erin Crisp

Artist Jenny Crisp at work in her stu­dio.

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