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New work preview for artist fellow, George Jenne, at Elsewhere.
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Southern Constellations

Opening & Reception

George Jenne
Saturday, September 26 at 8:30pm
A preview presentation of new work created by Southern Constellations Fellow, George Jenne, during his month-long residency at Elsewhere. The event will also feature cocktails and conversations with the artist and Elsewhere's creative community. 

The Opening & Reception begins at 8:30pm at Elsewhere, 606 S. Elm Street, in downtown Greensboro. Free and open to the public. 

For more information please contact, production@goelsewhere.org

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST
George Jenne was born in Richmond, Virginia to a father who, at age ten, watched HIS father, Herb, a cold war spy, buckle the back brace that curled his spine as a disguise on the days that he left their German flat to insinuate himself into tense exchanges behind the iron curtain. A generation later, Herb, retired from espionage, secretly watched George sculpt his likeness in green clay, over the only armature he could find: a busty female mannequin, painted silver. The uncanny qualities of that facsimile brought George to Jim Henson’s Creature shop in Hollywood where, as a plebe,he was expected to watch all manner of abject videotapes under the gaze of an eight foot tall Big Bird, during lunch. He escaped California for New York, where he made movie props by day and exhibited art by night in spaces such as Exit Art, PS122 and Freight+Volume, trekking weekly to teach at his alma mater, the Rhode Island School of Design. George currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he creates video, sculpture and prose for the sake of fakery, transgression, and a story well told.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Southern Constellations is a curatorial project that supports the creation of experimental new works through residencies at Elsewhere’s museum and connects contemporary art practices in the South. For more information please v
isit goelsewhere.org/south.

This program is supported in-part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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