Check out Jennifer Cummins’ new exhibition at the view, Winchester’s visual arts space on Bridge Street. Her street art inspired exhibition entitled ‘Unconscious awareness of the street's presence’ runs from Friday 1 May to Friday 5 June 2009.
Jennifer is currently studying for a degree in Fine Art Printmaking at Winchester School of Art. Her fascination with art began at an early age and a passion for art runs in her family. Jennifer developed a strong interest in printmaking whilst studying for her Foundation Diploma.
Describing her work, Jennifer said: “I am more into contemporary art as it’s exciting and dynamic. The work that I am exhibiting is based on ‘Street Art‘- images and text that are seen in and around the streets of cities and towns that often go unnoticed. I’ve gone back to some fairly basic methods and used the techniques of ink drawing, collage, solar plate etching and silk screen for my work.”
Jennifer is inspired by the works of Gerhardt Richter, who looked at the process of time on decayed billboards and often the sadness of forgotten imagery.
Along a similar theme, she has been looking into ’found ephemera’ - imagery and text that have been discovered in the street and also taken from abandoned billboards.
Jennifer has also been inspired by the street artists of today such as Banksy, Toasters, Dface, and Blek Le Rat.
For more information about the artist and her exhibition, please contact Jennifer Cummins at Mjjcummins@aol.com
the view is managed and funded by Winchester City Council’s Arts Development Service with the help of artist and teacher Ali Eales. It is for the display of new work created by local people who are either studying art or are early career artists and craft makers.
If you would like more information about showing work there or about any of the artists involved, please contact Faye Pain in the City Council’s cultural services division on 01962 848 303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.