Time Equities Inc. Art-in-Buildings is pleased to announce the newest exhibition at the West 10th Window: Jasmine Murrell, Have you found what you're looking for?
Jasmine Murrell's work examines the boundary between history and mythology, appropriating and recontextualizing objects in new environments. Maintaining an interdisciplinary practice, Murrell uses materials that are rich in social and cultural meaning. She examines the insertion of the black body into cultural mediums, critiquing histories of commodification and exploitations of blackness.
In Have you found what you're looking for? at the West 10th Window, Murrell presents two upturned feet constructed from dirt, emerging heels up from a mound of soil. Gnarled branches protrude from the soles of each foot. The partially buried feet evoke an upturned grave, while the extending branches hint at the possibility of renewed growth. Murrell's dirt installations consider the relationship between dirt as a signifier of uncleanliness and dirt as the foundation and sustainer of living, growing things. Her installation at the West 10th Window recreates the human form out of the earth and reconnects the human body with the natural world.
Jasmine Murrell is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary visual artist working in sculpture, painting, photography, performance, installation, and film. Her works have been exhibited nationally and internationally for the past decade, in venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art and Bronx Museum, Museum Contemporary Art Chicago, Whitney Museum, African-American Museum of Art, and the International Museum of Photography and untraditional institutions. Works have been included in book MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora and New York Times, Time, Hyperallergic, The Detroit Times and several other publications.
Coming soon to the West 10th Window: Esther Ruiz, Sara Jimenez, & Shanti Grumbine.
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Have you found what you're looking for? is curated by Eliana Blechman and is sponsored by the Time Equities Inc. (TEI) Art-in-Buildings Program. TEI is committed to enriching the experience of our properties through the Art-in-Buildings Program, an innovative approach that brings contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists to non-traditional exhibition spaces in the interest of promoting artists, expanding the audience for art, and creating a more interesting environment for our building occupants, residents, and their guests.Download Press Release