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PICNIC, LIGHTNING
Rachel Webb Jekanowski
February 18 - March 9, 2011
Artist talk: March 2, 2:30pm, followed by discussions with Master of Art Conservation students Tessa Thomas and Tasia Bulger
Reception: March 5, 6-8 pm

Rachel Webb Jekanowski as Maude Lewis
Rachel Webb Jekanowski, Untitled studio shot #4, digital photo, 2011

Nabokov’s succinct statement “My very photogenic mother died in a freak accident (picnic, lightning) when I was three […]” (Lolita, 10) is the impulse for the mixed-media installation Picnic, Lightning. The installation is comprised of several pieces that comment upon personal identity construction, self-projection and the location of media and the arts in these processes. This exploration into the personal and the shared, the viewed and the act of viewing, creates a space that is dominated by the visual as much as it is by the absent identity of the artist.

Rachel Jekanowski is in her fourth year of Film & Media Studies at Queen’s University.