HIGH WOODS ASSEMBLAGE
MIXED MEDIA WORKS by JACINTA BUNNELL
102 Partition Street, Saugerties, NY
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In May of this year, Jacinta traveled to the Bay of Fundy with her photographer friend Deborah Degraffenreid for an art retreat, packing whatever art supplies she could fit in her carry-on. Surrounded by the quiet beauty of Nova Scotia, Jacinta holed up for a week doing something she had never done before: focused on art making as a job for 8-10 hours a day. Much of Jacinta's artwork is based on found ephemera, and this collection is no different. The materials she brought on retreat were sparing, mostly made up of ephemera that once belonged to the treasurer of the High Woods Sportmen's Club in the 1970s, gifted to Jacinta by the artists who inherited his paperwork with the purchase of their new Saugerties home.
This work is inspired by the exquisiteness and serenity of a week spent in a humble cabin overlooking one of the natural wonders of North America, a unique setting that has one of the highest tidal ranges in the world, a place you can find amethyst on the beach and see the Northern Lights. This new series of mixed media works based on found ephemera includes bank statements and hand-written notes that give you clues to Saugerties' past, made contemporary by a touch of paint, ink or found images layered atop. Join us for a First Friday celebration with lite snacks and wine.