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Krannert Art Museum | Jen Everett: Could You Dim the Lights?: About the Artist

A Guide to Jen Everett's 2024 Exhibition, "Could You Dim the Lights?"

Untitled

Pigment Print

16 inches x 20 inches

2017

From "Redoubled/Something We Carry"

Unheard Sounds, Come Through - Act 2 (Detail)

Found frame, Pigment print on vinyl

Variable

2019

Untitled

Pigment Print

16 inches x 20 inches

2017

From "Redoubled/Something We Carry"

Zug Island Mill - Detroit Michigan (1960's) - from family archives

Jen Everett is an artist and teacher from Southfield, Michigan currently working in Saint Louis, Missouri. She is interested in the myriad ways Black people produce and transmit knowledge. Her practice encompasses lens and time based media, installation and writing.

Jen’s recent work considers the relationship between rupture and Black interiority through an investigation of the materials we collect, the information we hold in our bodies and where the two may converge.

Jen collects everyday photographs of Black life in the United States sourced from thrift stores and generations of images from her Midwestern and Southern family. She uses digital and analog mediums to reconfigure and recombine the images that attract her, by doubling or tripling a photograph, by isolating and amplifying a detail, or by collaging and piling up to create an effect of abundance. 

See more of Jen Everett's work on her website.
 

(Profile via Krannert Art Museum and Jen Everett)