Congratulation to Assistant Professor Jennifer Long on receiving an Ontario Art Council – Visual Artist: Mid-Career Project Grant!!!
Jennifer will be producing a new body of research that deals with constructed narratives through a feminist lens. Please see excerpt below.
For the past fifteen years, my artistic practice has explored issues of doubt, vulnerability, perceived ideals, and communication within the context of interpersonal relationships. Working with constructed narratives and a Feminist lens I describe the emotions and quiet moments of everyday life. Touch, gesture and gaze all play significant roles as conduits of conscious and unconscious modes of communication. Since 2009 my artwork has concentrated on issues surrounding pregnancy and motherhood through the series Swallowing Ice (2009), Fold (2011-date), and Imminent (2012-2014). Linking all of these works are prominent themes of identity loss, self-reflection, isolation and ambivalence. This new imagery continues my commitment to the investigation and documentation of the lives of women, advancing my past work on mothering, the gaze, one’s sense of self, societal expectations, intimacy, and routine.