George Jenne Shows Us What is Spooky
George Jenne explores a relationship between video, text and sculpture in his upcoming show, entitled Spooky Understands. This following explanation is from his recent press release:
When one takes a look at the George Jenne website, and takes a look at his past work in video and installation, it’s easy to see that this latest piece is likely a logical extension of his prior work. He has stacked up a fair list of solo and group exhibitions in major cities over the past dozen or so years.
First in the UNC MFA thesis exhibition series titled Your Turn To Burn, George’s show will run from Feb 11-15 at the Allcott Gallery in Hanes Art Center. Join him for a reception on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb 14.
Note: Thomson first encountered George Jenne’s work at Craven Art Gallery in Durham many years ago and was intriqued. He had hand-carved in clay finger nails and wrinkles into the hands and feet of tiny small figures placed in a range of strange tableaux. The details used to accentuate his concept were arresting. Hence, that memory prompted this posting to get the word out about what this current exhibit might entail!
Update by Thomson. The opening has past, and George’s work was just posted online. If you missed the event, here is your opportunity to see the video, Spooky Understands! The female narrator’s voice is arresting as are her thoughts as well as those of the man she pursues. I will need to watch this piece again and listen a few times to unravel the threads of this fantasy.