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 The folded paper represents both an outdated map that is no longer functional and references to landscapes it embodies.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

What is and What Was – artwork by Jackie Partridge

WHAT IS AND WHAT WAS

This art installation was part of my graduating show in 2018 from Concordia University where I attended for my MFA.

 

I worked with the Wood Shop technician to design and build this table.

While living in Montreal after a year or so I decided to save money and keep my car back home in Ontario because I was tired of paying for parking and found that I was only using the car for groceries once a month.

So, when I was designing the table I wanted something that was going to be portable, easy to transport and wouldn’t take up a lot of storage space.

I designed this table so that the legs could be unscrewed and removed.

I wanted the table slanted to display the atlases and really invite viewers to sit down and spend time with atlases- turning each page and absorbing the work and time I spent hand cutting the repetitive house shape.

What is and What Was- art installation by Jackie Partridge

Four hand cut atlases, wooden table and wooden stools, stools 14”x 17.75”, table 46” x 42”, 2018

What Is and What Was includes four wooden stools circling a table inviting viewers to sit down and view four altered North American and Canadian atlases. As the pages turn houses are removed from the page showing the changing landscape both through the altering of cut-outs and the found object of the atlas continuing to outdate itself.

 

 

To see more of this work head to my website http://www.jackiepartridge.com/work

Let me know what you think about this project in the comments below!

Precariously Perched Installation- Jackie Partridge

Precariously Perched is an art installation that was exhibited as part of graduating show for MFA at Concordia University.

In this installation I balance twisted strips of maps on tiny pins that stick out from the wall.

This installation is about balance and being delicate and fragile.

During the installation maps would fall to the ground. Viewers had to be cautious around the installation or more maps would fall.

The maps were installed to represent a horizon line or a long line of a meandering trail. I wanted viewers to walk by the piece and see that their movement would cause the strands of twisted maps to also move.

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I would love to install this work on a larger scale with even more maps in the future!

To see more of this installation or my other artwork head to my website and look at the work section: www.jackiepartridge.com

A Nook For a Nest – art installation by Jackie Partridge

A NOOK FOR A NEST

I started this series of art installations in 2018. This project is something I would love to revisit.

As part of my graduating MFA show Trace and Retrace I printed and framed two photographs from this series.

photographs, 23”x 28”, 2018

A Nook For A Nest is a series of photographs that includes twisted maps in environmental installations that depicts the transitory and temporary homes. 

To see more of my artwork head over to my website! And look at the work section http://www.jackiepartridge.com

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

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

Women’s Studio Workshop Residency

Last month I attended the Women’s Studio Workshop Residency in Rosendale New York. I was working in the papermaking studio while I was there. I really enjoyed hiking in the area especially on the Rail Trail. While I was there I made a lot of paper working with maps and blue jeans. I got to try the vacuum table for the first time which was very exciting for my practice. I would highly recommend this residency to all the artists out there!

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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Trace and Retrace -MFA Exhibiton

I would love to invite you to the closing reception of my MFA graduating exhibition on Friday, February 2, 6-8pm.

Visual Arts Building | VA-102
Sir George Williams Campus
1395 Boul. René Levesque W.

***The gallery will also be open Wednesday January 31 (12-6pm), Thursday February 1 (12-6pm) and Saturday February 3 (12pm-6pm).