The EASP Visiting Artists Program and LANDING are proud to present:
Performance: Tuesday, April 18, 7 - 9 pm - Indexical, 1050 River St, #119, Santa Cruz
Lecture: Thursday, April 20, 12 noon - Elena Baskin Visual Arts, L101
Wendy Jacob’s artwork explores the interface between the body and the physical world. It includes sculpture, installation and design; walls and ceilings that breathe, chairs that embrace, and floors that resonate without sound. She has collaborated with engineers, athletes, and musicians, with animal scientist and autism advocate, Temple Grandin, and with students and faculty of Deaf Space Studio, Gallaudet University. Her current project explores the physics of everyday ambient sounds.
Jacob’s work has been shown internationally and she is the recipient of grants from the Creative Capital Foundation, Illinois Art Council and Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation; as well as the fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Arctic Circle residency program and Fulbright, UK. Her work is in major collections including the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
"Wendy Jacob has been making and exhibiting work since 1988, always with a keen interest in the negotiation and understanding of architectural and domestic spaces. With work that expands the sensory dimensions of art, she invites the blind and hard of hearing to experience galleries and museums primarily through touch rather than sight and sound, subsequently subverting the able-bodied visitor’s expectations of the white cube, asking them to reconsider and reframe their point of view." -- Emily McDermott, Artpapers