Jennie Thwing: Pest in the Garden – 10/18/19

Local Project is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by Queens Artist Jennie Thwing.
Opening Reception: October 19th, 2019 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Exhibition Closes: November 1st, 2019
Curated by Local Project Art Open
Gallery Hours: Saturday, October 19, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Monday, Wednesday & Fridays from 10:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, November 1st, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Pest in the Garden is an installation featuring a cut-paper animation and wall mural. In the animation, a garden grows as insect-humans emerge from flowers. The installation hints at man’s love for nature and resulting parasitic tendencies. It is also a metaphor for the relationship between parents and their children.

About the Artist
“My goal as an artist is to process and understand my experiences through the creation of art. After the birth of my son. I was forced to change my work process. I started creating daily 3-10 second animations. This led me to start a new series of works (including Pest in the Garden) that serve as a love letter to my 3-year-old son.”
– Jennie Thwing

Jennie Thwing is a New York-based artist and animator and an Assistant Professor at Farmingdale State College SUNY. She received her BFA from Tyler School of Art and her MFA from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She has exhibited her art work nationally and internationally, in solo and group shows in countries such as Norway, Czechoslovakia, Germany, and Great Britain. She has attended artist residencies in the USA, Canada, Norway and New Zealand and received numerous awards, including the Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art, the Center for Emerging Visual Artists Fellowship, the SPARC Artist in Residence Grant and several Queens Arts Fund Grants.
Want to visit the artist’s studio? Come see her work during the Gowanus Open Studio event at the Trestle Art Space Greenwood. 12pm – 6pm, Studio #20, 62 18th St. Brooklyn, NY.

This Project was funded by a 2019 New Works Grant from the Queens Council for the Arts.