ARTIST – IN – RESIDENCE | MY OWN FLAG TO RAISE | JESSICA REHFIELD

ARTIST – IN – RESIDENCE | MY OWN FLAG TO RAISE | JESSICA REHFIELD

RESIDENCy | SEPTEMBER 6 – OCTOBER 1 | ANNEX & STUDIO

EXHIBITION | OCTOBER 6 – NOVEMBER 5 | FOCUS GALLERY | RECEPTION OCTOBER 8, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Artist Jessica Rehfield is the Artist-in-Residence in the Annex Studio for September.

Join Artist – In – Residence Jessica Rehfield on Friday September 16th, 23rd, and 30th from noon to 5 p.m. studio in the Annex for open studio hours. You’re invited to drop by, meet Jessica and see the artists at work.

Drawing on the aesthetics of classic 90’s zines and mix-tape culture, Jessica Rehfield’s work in My Own Flag to Raise draws symbols of hierarchy and oppression into conversation with queer craft, creativity and liberation. In creating a giant, multi-identity Pride flag, Rehfield pulls queer identities forward in opposition to nationalistic efforts to suppress non-dominant and queer voices, and questions whose identities are given representation, where, and why. A multi-identity flag will be constructed on the floor of the Annex with publication of a zine featuring the work of 10 queer artists alongside. The public is invited to visit the workspace where they can interact with the work in progress and ask questions of the artist. The final flag will be exhibited in the Focus Gallery in October with the original zine artwork and the zine, which will also become part of Salem Art Association’s permanent zine library. A playlist formed by the artist during residency activities will be available for sharing via the zine as a QR code.

Photo Credit: Sam Gehrke Photography

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About: Artist-in-Residence (AIR)

The Salem Art Association’s Community Arts Education program hosts an Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program in the Annex. This program aims to serve artists by providing a flexible space for artistic development and experimentation.

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FACILITY

AIR studio space is located in the Annex at the Bush Barn Art Center. Completely renovated in 2016, the studio is geared primarily toward printmaking but can accommodate artists working in a variety of media. Separated from the studio by two, large sliding doors (which can be left open to encourage public interaction while working), is a large gallery which is made available for the AIR to display their process and/or finished work, or host workshops, lectures, etc.

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QUESTIONS?

Please feel free to contact Kathleen Dinges Rice, Artists Resources and Outreach Director, at anytime with questions. She can be reached at 503-581-2228 x312 or Kathleen@SalemArt.org.

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