For Get Free, Jennifer Wroblewski frames “the real” as the perceived limitations inherent to life in the material world. The temporary installation investigates the possibilities of finding freedom through a transcendence of the material body as well as an embrace of that which is our energetic presence in the material universe. The goal of this temporary installation/wall drawing is to challenge and redefine ideas about the drawing as object by creating a site-specific, impermanent installation. The drawing is a byproduct of a performance, the casting of a spell, an offer of a different version of reality for both artist and viewer. The space becomes the body, in constant motion, externalized. Following the exhibition, the walls will be repainted and the drawing lost forever. The work cannot be preserved, framed or purchased. The work itself is fleeting, as are all moments of freedom.
About the Artist
Jennifer Wroblewski is a visual artist whose work consists mainly of monumentally scaled drawing and drawing installation projects. She is the recipient of a 2009 NYFA Fellowship in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts. In 2008 she was selected to participate in Radius 11, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum’s program for emerging artists. She was a 2008-2009 recipient of and Artist Fellowship at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, during which time she had her first solo New York exhibition, New Monuments to the AntiConcept. Her work was recently reviewed in the New York Times (December 20, 2009) and a drawing was included in Timeless: The Art of Drawing at the Morris Museum (NJ). Since 2006 Ms. Wroblewski has been an adjunct lecturer in the School of Art+Design at (SUNY) Purchase College.
Image courtesy the artist.