Found in the wavelengths of the sun’s rays, 2022 by Kelly Jazvac

Found in the wavelengths of the sun’s rays, 2022 by Kelly Jazvac

Materials: Mixed media assemblage.

Dimensions: 60 cm x 90 cm x 24 cm

Estimated Value: $4,000

 

Kelly Jazvac makes art out of plastic recuperated from the advertising industry. She is interested in using sustainable art making processes to investigate the evidence of climate crisis-enabling behaviour that is present in this form of found photography. Jazvac is also part of a plastic pollution research team called The Synthetic Collective, which includes scientists, artists, and humanists. The work of this research group is highly influential on Jazvac’s artistic practice. Her recent exhibitions include Broken Nature at The Museum of Modern Art (New York); The Musée D’Art Contemporain (Montréal); the Eli and Edyth Broad Museum (East Lansing); Ujazdowski Castle CCA (Warsaw); and FIERMAN Gallery (New York). Her work has been written about in National Geographic, e-flux Journal, Hyperallergic, ArtForum, The New Yorker, Canadian Art and The Brooklyn Rail. Her co-authored art/science research has been published in scientific journals including Nature Reviews, GSA Today, and Science of the Total Environment. Jazvac is based in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang/Montréal where she is the MFA Graduate Program Director in Studio Arts at Concordia University. 

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