Jennifer Hecker and Juan Perdiguero
An exhibition of new and recent works by Jennifer Hecker and Juan Perdiguero will open at Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs on Saturday, February 26 with a reception from 3 to 6 p.m. The ink drawings and mixed media sculpture aim to define a place in time and also address our shared connection as a human species to something spiritual and/or psychological.
Jennifer Hecker is sculptor working in metal and glass and incorporates found objects into her mixed media sculptures. She is a professor in the Department of Art at SUNY Brockport, where she has taught sculpture and general education art courses since 1989. Jennifer says of her work: “My work always starts with a recognizable form or found object—a drain, a shelf, a table, a book. It is that recognizable form that is the entryway into the work, and where that entrance leads is where the art lies.” Jennifer has an extensive and diverse exhibition record that includes solo exhibits, commissions, collaborative installations, public art, juried exhibitions, and permanent collections.
Juan Perdiguero, born in Madrid, Spain, is a mixed media artist who combines photography, drawing and painting in his work. He is a Professor of Art in Drawing in the SUNY Oswego Art Department. Juan Says of his work: “The emotional impact of my images communicates a profound and personal psychological response of the time I am living. The gaze is fixed on something that goes beyond our mental understanding and that creates a sense of restlessness.” He has exhibited his work in numerous national and international galleries and museums and has lectured extensively about his creative work nationally and internationally.
Relics of the Here and Now runs February 26 through April 7, 2022. There will be an online discussion with both artists on Tuesday, March 29 at 5pm on the Main Street Arts Facebook page. Masks will be required for entry into the reception on February 26. Gallery hours are Tuesday–Wednesday, 11 a.m.–3p.m. and Thursday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Artwork in the exhibition can also be previewed and purchased at MainStreetArtsCS.org.