Artwork

The Letters of a Language Arranged in Their Customary Order / Delanie Jenkins

2014
Identifier

IWC.2014.30

Description
In The Letters of a Language Arranged in Their Customary Order, the artist uses a Polaroid-like camera to record the accumulation of gestures the mouth forms/performs when reciting the characters of the English alphabet. Translated digitally and reconfigured, this silent work investigates the base structure and power of language.
About the Artist
Delanie Jenkins' work is grounded in a collage aesthetic connected to the exploration of ideas through process. A prior career in architectural design cultivated a physical awareness in the constructed environment, which transformed later through art making into site-specific, installation, and performance works.  
 
Her work has been exhibited at BravinLee Program, New York; Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia; Galleri Urbane, Dallas; Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado; Snug Harbor Cultural Center, New York; Automatic Gallery, Chicago; and the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Reviews of her work have appeared in Artcritical, BurnAway, Art in America, Sculpture, Art Papers, Surface Design Journal, Fiberarts and Textiel Plus (Neterhlands). 

Jenkins is Chair of the Department of Studio Arts at the University of Pittsburgh where she teaches installation, sculpture, art practice, and a summer field study intensive in rural Wyoming. 
 
February 28 - May 22, 2014
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