September 15, 2018 – October 6, 2018
Artist Hannah Jenkinson
Picking Up The Pieces
“Picking up the Pieces” is a patchwork and a reweaving of unexpected outcomes. It gathers up disappointments and wrong turns and reframes them, even beautifies them, allowing them to reach a potential they weren’t granted otherwise. Artmaking does not always dovetail so analogously with life-living, but when it does, you can be sure that the work is honest. In this case, it needs also to be called brave: the artist, Hannah Jenkinson, grappling with the interconnected transitions of a relationship, a home, and a business, has sewn her loose ends into something with which every viewer will relate — at least, those who have bumped up against the limitations of their own expectations.
When a project or anything in life doesn’t work out how you wanted or expected it to, can you make something beautiful out of all the pieces that feel like such a waste, physically, practically, and emotionally? The things that feel like the most waste emotionally are the things that I have grown the most from. The feelings I don’t want are the ones I have to look at the most. ‘Picking up the Pieces’ is a practical analogy for a spiritual practice.