Wreford: New Work by Jessica Lund

by - August 14, 2013

New Work by Jessica Lund
On view August 17 - September 14
Artist talk and opening Friday, August 30, 6-8pm
Crosstown Arts, 422 North Cleveland

Crosstown Arts is pleased to present Wreford, an installation of new work by Jessica Lund on view from August 17 to September 14, 2013 at 422 North Cleveland.

An artist talk and reception will be held on Friday, August 30, from 6-8pm.

Jessica Lund is a recent graduate of the University of Memphis' MFA program. Her work explores memory through mapping and architectural space in the forms of drawings and large-scale installations.

From the artist:
Wreford has been my landlord for the past two years. He rules with an iron fist over a complex of four multi-unit buildings. One of them housed my first-floor one-bedroom apartment. My interest for some time now has been in exploring memory through architectural space and mapping. A recent exodus of 1865 Poplar Avenue has refocused these ideas. This work explores the symbiotic relationship between existing architectural structures and the personalities that inhabit them:

Wreford: He charged me $2 to wheel my trashcan to the street. He looks like a Ken doll.
Mister: My cat has moved with me five times in six years. He looks like a stuffed animal. 
The Neighbors: They held the fence dividing our properties together with a garden hose. I never actually saw them.

I spent July leaving Wreford's, toting boxes across midtown Memphis to a new residence. Cat fur tumbleweeds blew through the apartment as I slowly emptied it of its belongings. It was gross and romantic.

More about the exhibition here.

Jessica Lund was born in 1986 in Florida and grew up in Alabama. She received her MFA at the University of Memphis and her BA at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She currently lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.

Poster photo by Mim Brooks.

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