Claire Jackel: Gravity Always Wins

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Opening starts at January 08,2010 06:00pm
Opening ends at January 08,2010 09:00pm
Address 2948 Sixteenth Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
Phone 415.864.8855
Start January 8, 2010
End January 30, 2010
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In "Gravity Always Wins," Claire Jackel's re-creations of disasters personalize events that, in a desensitized state, we relegate to the land of statistics. Her paper models depict the familiar (airplanes, buses, trains, suburban neighborhoods and city blocks) seen through a lens of fragility. The process is a meditation on issues of control, destructive potential, memory, and social anxieties.

Claire Jackel works primarily in painting and sculpture, using news media to remodel catastrophic events. Her practice meditates on issues of control and destructive potential, memory and the ephemeral in relation to social anxieties. She received her MFA in 2009 from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been shown internationally, including exhibitions at Root Division, San Francisco; San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery; Clara Street Projects, San Francisco; LoBot Gallery, Oakland; Pehrspace, Los Angeles; Th’ink Tank, Denver; and Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas, Mexico City. She was awarded the Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship in the Fine Arts in 2008. Her work has been reviewed on and the Boulder Daily Camera. Living and working in San Francisco, Claire teaches through the Good for Kids Foundation.

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