JEN DURBIN

is featured in ARTFORUM BEST OF 2017

DECEMBER 2017

page 77

JEN DURBIN installation view

JEN DURBIN installation view

JEN DURBIN

Single Frame (edition of 6) this is 1 of 6, 2017

Plaster with pigment and wax, clay and wood and metal

JDB010

6

JEN DURBIN

Original Drawing (90 Moves in Nice Seconds, The Jackie Series 2001-2017), 2001- 2016

35h x 23w in
88.90h x 58.42w cm

JDB011

JEN DURBIN

drawing 2 of 11 (from 11 panel drawing, 90 Moves in Nine Seconds, The Jackie Series 20011-2017), 2001- 2017

graphite, gouache on paper

24.50h x 18w in
62.23h x 45.72w cm

JDB012

JEN DURBIN

'The 1-2' (Scattershot), 2017

Papier-mâché, foam board, plaster, stone, papier cache, reed, wood, fabric, paint, graphite, foam boad, clay, cotton, waxed string, paper, tape, monofilament, sand, grass, rocks, wire and clothespins

7' x 7' x 18' feet

JDB001

JEN DURBIN

'stack', 2015

wood, mohair, reed, wire, plastic, duvatyne, paint, tape, needles, foam

19' x 8' x 6' (shown here) full version is: approx. 28' x 8' x 6' feet

JDB004

JEN DURBIN is ARTFORUM BEST OF 2017

90 MOVES IN NINE SECONDS (THE JACKIE SERIES 2001-2017)

APRIL 5 - MAY 21, 2017

EXHIBITION IS REPRISED UNTIL DECEMBER 17, 2017

JEN DURBIN (American, b. 1971 in Springfield, Illinois)

 

Jen Durbin's sculptures and drawings are based on the artist observations on how pictures take up within us. Durbin’s most elaborate project to date, and still in progress, 90 Moves in Nine Seconds (The Jackie Series 2001-2017), is based on the recorded film of the assassination of JFK (The Zapruder film). However, Durbin's unique and extraordinary point of view is solely focused on the movements of Jackie O's pink hat. That unique perspective of that fateful Day is re-created with an uncanny precision as Durbin extracts from the film almost obsessively each and every turn of the hat as it flew over in the air. Each exact pivots of the hat is recorded simply made out of wood or reed showing us the detailed movement of the whirling hat. Durbin’s Jackie Series  is an elaborate and complex sculpture installation comprised of 11 core parts 30 feet high,  with 11 panels of drawings, wood chairs, reed, plaster and wool hats. Strangely poetic and haunting with an eerie feeling, the installation shows us for the first time the feminine perspective of that fateful day.

 

Durbin received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000, and her MFA from Yale in 2003. Durbin has exhibited in the US and abroad including shows at NEWD Art Fair in Brooklyn, New York, and solo shows with Motus Fort Gallery in Tokyo, Japan and Capsule Gallery in NY, NY. In 2013, she received The Clinton Entrepreneurial Fellowship for her work originating and developing The 1896, Studios & Stages in Brooklyn, NY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Press

ARTFORUM BEST OF 2017: JEN DURBIN
12/01/17
ARTEFUSE Highlights from Bushwick Open Studios 2017
HYPERALLERGIC Inquiry Meets Imagination in Jen Durbin’s “Jackie Series”
by Stephen Maine
WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL 90 MOVES IN NINE SECONDS (THE JACKIE SERIES 2001-2017)
JEN DURBIN's "90 Moves in Nine Seconds"