ARTIST STATEMENT

Jacquie Kennedy’s recent work explores the concept and materiality of containment. This containment is relative to observations made within a cultural, societal, anthropological, psychological and historical context. For containment to exist in any form, there must be a system of support in place. Repetition, the use of multiples and deviations within a structural format serve to transform and translate the restrictions thereby disrupting systems of containment. 

Utilization of a variety of process-based techniques such as metal smithing, needlework, and printmaking support the development of this work. Material choice and mark-making further reflect the investigation of the concept of containment. The underlying foundation for Jacquie’s work is a collage format used with the intention of coalescing materials, objects, process and ideas to create a new accord.