It’s incredible what bodies can do: they heal themselves, they store energy and memories in places and pockets you didn’t know exist; that is, until they come flooding back into your consciousness. Bodies can also fail you, and as you become in awe of what they are capable of, you become very aware of their capacity to turn on you. This body of work explores moments of these juxtapositions. We eat to survive until we become over indulgent. We make ourselves vulnerable to people closest to us, allowing them to be a source of our happiness, until that dependence becomes our collapse.
These co-existing feelings of pleasure/grief and bliss/regret are what encouraged this work to continue examining how transitory these feelings can be. Although these images are created out of the frustrations stemming from my relationship to my body, its approaches and the space it inhabits—it is just as well celebrating moments of acceptance and comfort in the flawed.
This group exhibition demonstrates solidarity among artists who identify as Nasty Women in the face of threats to roll back women's rights. Proceeds from sales of works benefit the SAFE HARBOR ART PROGRAM, a division of SAFES (Salvation Army Female Emergency Center). SAFES empowers woman to move from homelessness into housing.
An image from Broke Down Frames was chosen to be part of the exhibit The Human Form, an international online exhibition, hosted through Gallery 25N!
The virtual gallery and artist statements are on view at Gallery 25N's site, please view the work amongst some other very talented artists!
Very excited to be part of the Oct/Nov 2015 show at The Curated Fridge in Somerville, MA curated by Frances Jakubek, Associate Director and Associate Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography.
You can view the gallery online anytime at The Curated Fridge and support this wonderful gallery!
Join me in celebration of my final Thesis Show, entitled Broke Down Frames, part of Thirteen PNCA MFA in Visual Studies Class of 2015 Thesis Exhibition this Sunday, May 31st.
Candace Jahn, Broke Down Frames, Photography Installation
Broke Down Frames is a photographic body of work addressing the concept of “seeing without looking” through the use of nontraditional lens based equipment and the nude female body.
Opening for Heavy//Light
Opening reception: July 5th , 6-9 pm
An Evening of Video and Performance: July 12th , 6-9 pm
Exhibition: July 5th - July 27th, 2014, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 12-6 pm
The Master of Fine Arts of 2015 candidates invite you to encounter a diverse presentation of craft and creation.
These artists create and perform with awareness pertaining to the construction of identities, societies, and systems. While distilling each artist’s expression through rigorous inquiry, this exhibition is unified by a critical and intentional attitude toward making and unmaking.
Heavy Light is the dichotomous residue of the destruction in creation, the paradox, of this inquiry into making and making anew.
Exhibiting artists are: Maria Davidoff, Lucas Haley, Evan Isoline, Candace Jahn, Marisa Lee, Kelly McGovern, Min Jung, Bertrand Morin, Annie Oldenburg, Nick Patton, Katie Piatt, Micah Schmelzer, and Veronica V. R. Reeves.
Disjecta Contemporary Art Center
8371 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR, 97217
Wayward investigates the fragility of one’s mind—heavy with malleability and brittleness, it is no wonder how often one forgets an occurrence or rewrites the past. Through recent experimentations with photography and in particular, film, embracing the inconsistencies and unpredictability proved to be as valuable as film’s adjustability and versatility when creating work to mimic these feeble qualities of the mind. The product results in images that simply imitate the act of remembering. Wayward is a collection of these attempts to archive the unattainable and narrate thoughts no longer tethered to the sole position of the mind.