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Jamey Braden: Works from a Feminist Unconscious


 "I wanna feel" by Jamey Braden

"I wanna feel" by Jamey Braden

Join us at Make.Shift on First Friday Art Walk in January for the opening of Jamey Braden: Works from a Feminist Unconscious. Jamey Braden is a Vancouver based artist engaged with non-idiomatic improvisational making processes for creating material, text-based, and performative works. Prioritizing impulse, emotion, and surrealist principles for mining the unconscious, her works reach for release while often diverting into comedic territories. She received her MFA from the University of British Columbia in 2015 and is an alumnus of Western Washington University's fine arts program.

Using automatic writing to generate both script and subtext for paintings and sculptures, Jamey Braden creates pointed statements while evoking a measure of ambiguity. The result is text-based works that simultaneously confront, confound, implicate, and involve the viewer. In other works, the artist is concerned with what garbage and jewels are trapped in the filters of a female-identified mind and how one can sort, purge, and generate beauty from such detritus.