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Jessica Lagunas

Jessica Lagunas
Winter Workspace |  January 2–February 18, 2014

Pictured above:
 “Jewels (Inwood Hill Park)”, 2011
Twigs, gold paint, 18-karat gold chain and monoprint, dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist 

Jessica Lagunas multi-media practice focuses on the obsessions of women such as body image, beauty and aging. A recent series of jewelry examined the connection between feminine adornment and nature. These pieces were made from twigs and burrs collected at Inwood Hill Park in Manhattan, which the artist laboriously covered in gold leaf. While participating in Winter Workspace, the artist will continue this series by making a series of jewelry made from material collected on Wave Hill’s grounds. She has had numerous solo exhibits of her work in New York and in her native Guatemala. Lagunas’ work has also been exhibited at The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY; Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C.; Basket House Village Universe, London, UK; A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY and Middlesex College, Edison, NJ. She recently participated in a residency at The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY and at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Councils Swing Space on Governor’s Island, New York, NY. Lagunas studied at Hunter College, City University of New York and The Art Students League.

More information at jessicalagunas.com

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Michael J. Shannon; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.