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J Carpenter

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Lives in
Jersey City

Works in
New York


mixed-media, installation, conceptual, sculpture, exhibition/performance


I render symbols of protection using lace that I make by hand, sometimes with traditional thread, other times with industrial materials such as rope and steel.  I do so in order to examine traditional ideals concerning home, safety, and security.  I am also interested in honoring a traditional female craft, usually done in private, by making it public.

The work juxtaposes perceived fragility of the objects with subject matter that represents strength and protection.  These objects do not provide shelter, but rather offer intricate arrays of light and shadow and, in the case of outdoor sculpture, a new framework from which to view the landscape.

Recent Exhibits

J Carpenter participated in these exhibits:

May, 2013 "New Print" Group Exhibition
Bushwick Print Lab
Jun, 2012 [ON SILENCE]
NYCAMS- New York Center for Art & Media Studies
Jan, 2012 Collaborations Opening Reception
Trestle Gallery/Brooklyn Art Space
Dec, 2011 50/50 Call for Art Collectors
Trestle Gallery/Brooklyn Art Space
Dec, 2011 50/50 Fundraiser
Trestle Gallery/Brooklyn Art Space
Feb, 2011 Where the Heart Is
Trestle Gallery/Brooklyn Art Space
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