UT Arlington/Fort Worth Center
1401 Jones Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Gallery entrance located at south end on Jones, limited parking available in the front & back of the building
Jennifer B. Thoreson
Testament is a collection of twelve intricately staged photographs which, through sculpture, installation, and representational human subjects, explores the spiritual labor of bearing weight,
submission, futileness, and persistence.
To create the work, Jennifer sought out a house that reminded her of her childhood home, rented the house for one year, and transformed it into a freighted sanctuary for constructing
She fabricated sculptural objects for each image, using materials such as wool, linen, clay, human hair, and beeswax. The materials borrow symbolic language from the Bible, and create alter-like, fleshy masses. Jennifer imagines the house as a gateway, the silent space just before crossing over. The people in the photographs are in the final phase of bearing weight, moments away from finally laying it down. The artist is seeking the moment of relief, and relishing in the moments just before it occurs.
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