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Jennie C. Jones

Jennie C. Jones, Vertical Shift, Fractured Crescendo, 2019

Jennie C. Jones's group exhibition Soundwaves: Experimental Strategies in Art + Music at the Moody Center of Arts at Rice University in Houston, TX.

The institution's press release follows:

On the occasion of the 5th Anniversary of the Moody Center for the Arts and the 10th Anniversary of the James Turrell Twilight Epiphany Skyspace at Rice University, this exhibition celebrates the history of experimentation across the disciplines of art and music and pays homage to visual and performing artists who have demonstrated a deep engagement with the field of music. Although critics often divide visual art and music into discrete categories, the artists presented here operate in a fluid space between them, finding fertile creative ground in the co-mingling of visual and sonic elements.

Spanning sculpture, audio, video, painting, and performance, this exhibition highlights experimental strategies in art and music made manifest in the work of living artists from around the world. Incorporating both visual and acoustic elements, the works on view explore the interconnectivity of these seemingly disparate fields and the generative intersections between them, inviting visitors to engage all of their senses in the exploration of a wide range of themes including perception, memory, and the passage of time, our relationship to technology and the environment, and the struggle for racial justice and social change.

Featured artists include Nevin Aladağ, Raven Chacon, Jamal Cyrus, Spencer Finch, Idris Khan, Christine Sun Kim, Trevor Paglen, Anri Sala, and Jorinde Voigt, among others. The exhibition will also be activated through a season of performances in the galleries and in the Moody’s black box theater.

Soundwaves is made possible by the Moody Center for the Arts Founders Circle, with additional support from the Elizabeth Lee Moody Excellence Fund for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.