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Jennifer B. Thoreson: Testament
March 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Keep Contemporary presents a solo exhibition for Jennifer B. Thoreson, an Albuquerque artist whose metaphorical work delves into the nuances of human relationships, human fragility, and the ephemeral, temporary nature of human life. Exploring questions surrounding faith and religious practices, she critically conceptualizes different themes to produce images rich in allegory, engaging with her viewers as they question and explore the themes for themselves. Testament opens on Friday, March 19, from 5-8 pm along with Carolina Seth’s Cabinet of Curiosities. The gallery will operate at 25% capacity and facemasks are required.
The exhibition includes a series of twelve staged photographs as well as sculptural pieces that reuse many of the same materials found in the imagery. The work as a whole investigates “the spiritual labor of bearing weight, submission, futility, and persistence.” Thoreson’s collection is a testament to the heavy burdens of life—physical, emotional, and spiritual—and to the resilience of humanity and our most foundational connections, those of family, lovers, and friends. “In this work, I am probing into these furtive areas, investigating the management of pain in relationship to faith and deeply rooted belief systems.”