BETWEEN / EVERYDAY
Exhibition Dates: April 15 - May 20, 2006
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 15, from 6 - 8 PM
Fringe Exhibitions is pleased to present the work of Jessica Irish. Entitled "Between / Everyday," this site specific installation of recent video projections explores new ways to visualize and construct both the ideology and experience of the built environment. In the main space Irish will present "Level" a four channel video installation in which visual imagery composited from several domestic cities continuously shifts points of view and perspective, as concrete becomes sky and surface becomes structure.
"Lightness," "Four Walls," and "Two Planes" will be presented in the downstairs space. These video works explore the nuanced conjunctures between physical and perceptual space. In addition to the video works, Irish will also present a series of digital prints on typologies mounted on aluminum that complement the projections.
Jessica Irish is an artist working in video installation, interactive and print media whose work questions the relationship of the visionary to the failed, the extraordinary to the commonplace, the idea to the commodity, the network to the city, the architectural to the temporal. Her work in new media has been screened and exhibited nationally and internationally, and has received support from foundations such as Creative Capital and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Recent exhibitions include: Surround, 15 Nassau, NY; Extended Boundaries, Davis Museum, MA;ViBE 05, Manchester/ Liverpool/Chicago; Traversing the City, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, DE; File 2004, Sao Paulo, Brazil; HOME-SELF-TRIBE, Design Exchange Museum, Toronto, Canada; Interface Patterns, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA.
Jessica Irish lives and works between New York and Boston, where she is an Assistant Professor of Art at Wellesley College and Co-Director of the new Media Arts & Sciences program. Previously, she worked in Los Angeles and was one of the founding principals of OnRamp Arts. She received her MFA at UC Irvine in 1996.