Places I Have Been- art installation by Jackie Partridge

PLACES I HAVE BEEN

This is an installation that was part of my graduating exhibition for my MFA titled Trace and Retrace.

During my MFA, I worked as a teaching assistant for Ashley Miller and fell in love with the repetitive process of paper making.

I am always interested in developing and trying new ways to display my art. For this piece it was important to me that the viewer could view parts of the piece from different angles and truly see the details and texture of the handmade paper.

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Handmade paper from found maps, wooden dowels, installation-16’ x 7.5’, 2018

Places I Have Been is made from found maps of places I have been or lived. The map paper is folded as a traditional map is and rests on wooden dowels extending from the wall. The folded paper represents both an outdated map that is no longer functional and references to landscapes it embodies.

You can see more of my paper making projects on my website http://www.jackiepartridge.com/work

New Floral Collection

Check out my online art shop now to see the new floral collection. Vintage floral designed doilies embedded in abaca paper pulp creating gorgeous textured paper. Artwork is inspired by spring flowers and vintage found doilies.

You can view this new collection on my website Click here!

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Check out my new collection here!

See my Exhibition at the O Gallery!

From January 15-March 8, 2020 I have an exhibition at the O Gallery @44 Gaukel in Kitchener, ON Canada.

This exhibition consists of my framed hand dyed and hand embroidered dish cloths that resemble aerial views of farmlands. These works are professionally framed in glass. They are wire mounted and framed in white.

I love the white frames in these works because the dish cloths are so colourful and often have areas of intense vibrancy.

Another element to this exhibition is my handmade abaca paper with embedded sewn thread drawings to mimic the act of farming the day in day out labour of the back and fourth motion. This repetition of farming coincides with the repeated lines. These paper drawings are displayed with clipboards as a field study. The clipboard presentation to me implies a sense of research or note-taking.

Exhibition at the O Gallery by artist Jackie Partridge

Exhibition at the O Gallery in Kitchener by Jackie Partridge

Framed hand dyed dishcloth with hand embroidery by Jackie Partridge

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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Birds Adapted for Flight or Fancy

I along with nine other artists are a part of the Birds Adapted For Flight or Fancy Exhibition. The Exhibition is from August 14- October 26 at the Teresa Seaton Art Gallery in Burlington, ON.

I will be showing my work Nestled in a new installation configuration.

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Check out pages from exhibition catalogue

Art Waves -Conversation

Jennifer Hicks is an artist mentor for me from the Snow Lake Initiative. She has done a recent interview on Art Waves on August 4, 2019.

In this interview Jennifer Hicks discusses her work, current projects and her artist mentorship with me. Hearing this interview is a great way to learn more about my mentor Jennifer.

I really appreciate the kind words Jennifer says about myself and my work.

 

To hear the interview head to here

Snow Lake Initiative Mentorship Program

I was recently selected as an emerging artist in the Snow Lake Initiative Mentorship Program by artist Jennifer Hicks!

This is a new mentorship program where an artist is supporting an emerging artist over the period of 3 months totalling 15 hours of meetings and communication.

It is often hard as an emerging artist and you are left with a lot of unanswered questions like how much to price your art?

So excited to get to know Jennifer and I am grateful for this amazing opportunity!

to find out more information about Snow Lake Initiative, Jennifer Hicks and the Mentorship Program head to: https://www.thesnowlakeinitiative.ca/visualartmentorship

Instagram:

Jennifer Hicks @woodchuckandbrush

Me (Jackie Partridge) @jackiepartridge_

Snow Lake Initiative @snowlakeisgreat

 

Image below from: @snowlakeisgreat

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A picture of me on the bottom left, A picture of my work “Patched” on the bottom right and a picture of Jennifer Hicks on the top right.

Birds Adapted for Flight or Fancy Exhibition

From August 14-October 26th I will have my work shown in the Birds Adapted for Flight or Fancy -group exhibition at the Seaton Studio and Gallery in Burlington, ON.

There will be an Artist Reception and Awards given on Saturday September 7 from 1-4 pm.

Hope to see you there!