Grasping the Air of Not (yet) Knowing
Roswell Artist-in-Residence Exhibition
July 29-September 10, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, July 28, 5:30-7 pm with artist's lecture at 5:30 pm
An embroidery ring morphs into large geometric heavy steel shapes. A wet human-sized photographic print is draped into a sculptural sphere. The intricate work of artist Andrea Jespersen resists any quick singular categorization. She astutely works with a multitude of materials, techniques and mediums that act as support for her ideas. Jespersen’s art entices the viewer to slow down and contemplate. Her body of work consciously plays with how the aesthetic handmade can bring mindful thinking to the conceptual table.
Jespersen has exhibited at museums and galleries throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, and North America. Recent solo exhibitions have been at Medical Museion in Copenhagen, BALTIC’s project space in England, and the Angus-Hughes Gallery in London.
She is a graduate of London’s Royal College of Art and Scotland’s Glasgow School of Art. Her practice and research focus on art grounded in conceptual considerations that incorporate time-consuming handmade methods. Female conceptual art practices that rely on the “cerebral handmade” are further defined by the artist in her PhD "Mind Circles: on conceptual deliberation−Hanne Darboven and the trace of the artist’s hand."