Jennie Fleming: Civic Studies

Feb 23, 2016 by The Clubhou.se . Topics include , , , , , ,


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Civic Studies is a series of individual works, installations, and hacktivisms; with subtopics addressing community, urban development, suburbia, and regionalism. In short, the works are explorations of being in place, along with the social, political, and ecological dynamics that come along with living in our places.

As a Clubhou.se member, Fleming will develop Downtown Block Series: Augusta over the course of the eight-week exhibition as part of the co-working space experience. The project is a larger-than-life-size version of a sketchbook that explores the past and present of sixteen consecutive blocks in downtown Augusta. Wednesday’s Beer & Bytes (5:30-7:00 p.m.) is the perfect opportunity to catch up on the project’s development, join in the dialogue, and get to know downtown Augusta better.

An opening reception will be held on March 4th, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at theClubhou.se, 540 Telfair Street. The show will run through April 27th.

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Jennie Fleming is a cultural worker currently living in Augusta, Georgia. She has installed public art projects on telephone poles, buses, hallways, and buildings, as well as participated in group and solo exhibitions in Augusta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Richmond, VA; and New York, NY. Fleming is the founder and director of The Oasis Mobile Art Project, where artists and communities explore their stories while broadening notions of art in public spaces. She has held museum positions at The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland, College Park and the Baltimore Museum of Art, as well as teaching positions at Towson University, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Virginia Commonwealth University. She received degrees from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MFA), and Drake University (BFA).

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