MAY 30, 2015, 2:30-6:00 PM
An account of damage - featureless and unrecognizable - old wounds resurfacing, and the yearning to connect in the face of indifference and rejection.
I am a sculptor, dancer and once upon a time, an actor. Currently, my art practice is the celebration and continuing dialogue I have with nature. Over the past thirty-five years I have travelled to remote areas of the planet, fascinated by artists who live in community with their natural surroundings and whose artwork is imbued with powerful connections to their ancestors and gods. I have been guided by their knowledge that art-making serves as a vehicle for understanding our place within a greater context. So, while determining form, line and aesthetic, I consider the work in the larger realm of its natural and increasingly fragile environment. Through my art I hope to affirm our ties to all wild places, and spur on further investigation into the current predicaments that all such places are faced with.
Jennifer has performed and recorded in projects ranging from funk to folk, rock to reggae, music influenced by traditions of African and Celtic cultures as well as experimental projects that can draw few comparisons. Jennifer has composed and recorded for film, video, dance, theatre and multimedia projects. She has toured internationally and appeared in nationally broadcast music videos and on various local and national television and radio shows.
Jen’s current performance focus is Jennis, a duo with Dennis Gaumond whose debut album The Current was released in May 2014. Her debut solo album, High Road Haven, was released in 2013.
She is an avid dancer and has DJ’d The Move and other ecstatic dance events.