Permeable Threads, 2016
Fabric, tarp, zip ties, string, found materials
May 3, 2016 – May 31, 2016
Sara Jimenez has created a multi-layered tapestry partially woven throughout the fence in Marcus Garvey Park. She is interested in using a combination of material from the park, alongside urban construction materials, such as mesh tarps. The installation is an organic form, with parts that reveal the fence, and others that obscure it. The installation mimics how foliage grows, while also revealing the handmade. It is meant to simultaneously blend into the landscape while also having moments where it is seen as something constructed and placed upon the terrain.
Courtesy of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation
Sara Jimenez (b. London, Ontario) is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works in New York. She received an honors BA in Semiotics and Communication Theory from the University of Toronto in 2008 and her MFA from Parsons the New School for Design in 2013. While in graduate school, she was the recipient of the New School University Merit Award and the Chaim Gross Scholarship. Her practice explores the complexity of identity formation, specifically the metaphorical concepts of “home,” “belonging,” and “origins.” Jimenez has exhibited nationally and internationally including, The Pinto Art Museum, FiveMyles Gallery, Rush Arts Gallery, The Brooklyn Museum (Tatlo), and El Museo del Barrio (Redell & Jimenez). Residencies include Wave Hill, Bronx Museum’s AIM program and the Vermont Studio Center. She had performed in venues such as The Noguchi Museum, Dixon Place, Smack Mellon, and The Museum of Art and Design.