See my Patched Exhibition Preview!

I invite you to join me in celebrating my opening reception at the Kitchener Public Library for my solo exhibition Patched. 

I have added some photos here as a sneak peek of some of the work you can expect to see in the exhibition.

The opening reception will be from 7-8:30pm on Thursday May 7, 2020.

There will be sparkling water and refreshments!

Patched is an ongoing series of photographs where map paper (made from maps of places I have been to) is embedded into trees where the bark naturally peels away as an act of offering or mending.

The photographs displayed in the exhibition were all from my book Patched that was published with the support of the Waterloo Arts Fund in 2018. There will also be some new and recent work from this series too! (The featured photos are all recent from this past summer)

Mark my opening reception on your calendars!

See my Exhibition at the Button Factory Arts in Waterloo!

Not everyone is from Waterloo, ON so I wanted to share my exhibition at the Button Factory Arts in Waterloo, ON.

The exhibition is from January 17- February 1, 2020.

The group exhibition is called Friends & Lovers and is curated by Tee Kundu.

There is a variety of art forms including photographs, paintings and a community quilt project among others!

I have three works shown at the exhibition. The two smaller photographs are from my Patched series where I embed map paper into areas of the tree where the bark peels always. The larger photograph is titled Nestled and included twisted strips of map paper.

Jackie Partridge - artwork Nestled

Here is the description of the exhibition:

If love is a feeling and care is an action, they are always engaged in conversation. As we navigate our lives, these conversations become increasingly important in shaping our stories. Drawing on personal lived experiences as archival knowledge of histories and possible futures, our identities are forged through our relationships with one another. Friends & Lovers explores the ways in which care, vulnerability & intimacy contribute to our sense of community. Who are you in love with? And how?

Artists:

Yasmeen Nematt Alla

Megan Arnold

Sara Fleiszig

Jane Holbrook

Lara Jerome

TomiiLolaa Kosoko

Lucy Lan

Cassey Leblanc

Madeleine Lychek

Martha Merrall

Sarah Moreau

Becky Ostil

Jackie Partridge

Rebecca Payne

Lauren Prousky

Christie Shen

Johanna Thompson

Curated by Tee Kundu

Located on the Second Floor.

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Ebook Patched by Jackie Partridge

Patched was published in 2018 with the Waterloo Arts Fund. It is a book of 38 pages- a collection of images colour printed of trees around Waterloo Region that have been altered by adding map paper pulp in areas where the bark has naturally peeled away. I see this act of patching trees as a form of mending or offering of paper back to the tree. In addition to the photographs in my book- there are a series of nature appreciation poems. At the back of the book I have included information about my art process.

I sell my published hard cover book for $50. And I sell my ebook for $11.99. The Ebook is a digital PDF version of my hardcover book.

Head to this link to see more of my book!

check out my ebook here!

Please comment if you have any questions about my book or Ebook!

Holding Patched

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Patched

I will updating my shop and my book will be available for purchase tonight take advantage of free shipping from now until the new year!

I have been working on this book since this summer! I received a grant from the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund to fund the publication of this book!

38 pages of photographs and poems !

Click here for update tonight !

Working on my Patched Publication

I have been working on my Patched Publication taking photos of patching trees in the Waterloo Region. I am aiming to have my publication completed by the end of December and hope to have the books distributed to local libraries and available for sales on my website in the new year. I will let everyone know my launch day soon! In the mean time enjoys some photos! For more be sure to check out my instagram @jackiepartridge_ or #patchedproject#patchingtrees

Patched

Patched is an ongoing photography series where I make interventions with nature using handmade paper. I make paper from old maps and insert the pulp into the missing areas of bark on trees and logs commenting on how change impacts the environment. These actions occur in parks where areas are curated in a way to represent a forest. I leave the interventions in the environment for them to weather and age over time. These moments of where the paper meet the bark offers a reward for the viewer who lives a busy life and may not often notice the little things.

The paper itself is an offering back to the tree as a previous tree created the paper. The act of adding pulp to the bark presents an idea of healing and mending the natural environment in a way that a bandage might heal or protect a wound.

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