Sara Jimenez: Sudden Lull, Terrific Gale, Dead Calm
October 13 - November 17, 2018
Opening Reception: October 13, 2018, 5-8pm
Project Diana at The Alice
Sudden Lull, Terrific Gale, Dead Calm is a recent compilation of performative photos taken in various parts of Utah between 2017-2018. Part of the compilation contains images from the series Urduja. Urduja is a pre-colonial legendary warrior princess who was first recorded by the Muslim scholar Ibn Battuta in the 14th century. It is disputed whether she is a historical or fictitious character, which points to the lack of clear information about the history of the Philippines prior to Spanish domination. In these images, Jimenez reimagines and embodies the character of Urduja, while wearing a garment made of colonial photos from 19th century American texts about the Philippines. The other images in the exhibition are intuitive responses to the landscape, exploring vulnerability, weight, and trauma. Jimenez has been researching invisible narratives of marginalized populations, within the context of US imperialism and westward expansion, which extended across the Pacific, to the Philippines.
Sara Jimenez is a Filipina-Canadian interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn. Jimenez received her BA from the University of Toronto (2008) and her MFA from Parsons the New School for Design (2013). Residencies include Brooklyn Art Space (2014), Wave Hill’s Winter Workspace (2015), a full artist fellowship to The Vermont Studio Center (2016), the Bronx Museum’s AIM program (2016), Yaddo (2018) and BRICworkspace (2018). Jimenez has exhibited at the Pinto Art Museum (Philippines), El Museo del Barrio, Rush Arts Gallery, BRIC Gallery, BronxArtSpace, FiveMyles Gallery, the Brooklyn Museum, Smack Mellon, and Wayfarers Gallery, among others. She has performed numerous venues including The Noguchi Museum, Jack, The Glasshouse, and Dixon Place. Currently, she teaches at Parsons the New School for Design and BMCC, and is an Art Practice Mentor at SVA.
Inquiries and appointments to visit the gallery outside of our regular Saturday hours are very welcome. During the October/November 2018 shows, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or Julia Heineccius at email@example.com / 206-920-0071.
Image: Urduja (7), 2017, Digital C-Print, 18 x 27” Ed 1 of 5
The name Project Diana comes from a 1946 NASA mission that projected radio waves into space. These waves broke through the ionosphere, echoed off the moon and then returned to Earth.