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Jenny Kendler's Sensuous Rewilding


Jenny Kendler's Sensuous Rewilding

Jenny Kendler's Sensuous Rewilding

As a naturalist, artist, and activist Jenny is focused on prompting a dialogue that brings attention back to humans’ biological position as animals, helping us to connect more deeply with nature. Jenny organizes large-scale public artworks, balancing this with producing small, delicate sculptures in her studio. In 2014 she began a residency with the National Resources Defense Council, where she has since facilitated several projects that combine art and activism to raise awareness about locally threatened plants and animals.

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With a start in community-based murals and mosaics, Juan gradually became more curious about what he could get away with publicly and started to produce bigger and bolder assemblages from items found on the street. Although now his works are often found in galleries and institutions, Juan is still in touch with his roots, continuing to incorporate found objects into his large-scale wooden sculptures that explore resourcefulness and adaptation.

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Victoria makes physical and metaphorical marks on the communities around her, engaging with local students while creating outdoor sculptures she places in environments with strong nostalgic ties. Existing in a nomadic work state, Victoria’s studio is wherever she is currently making work, producing soft sculptures and tapestry-like pieces in the gallery or urban environment in which they will live. To build her pieces Victoria collects scraps and abandoned materials found in the neighborhood she is producing work, scavenging for materials in local thrift stores and alleys.

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