© Jennifer Bastian, Ysidro and the baby bird, 1/3 postcard images printed for this exhibition with CANAL, 2010, 6 x 4 inches, Inkjet on cardstock, Edition of 1,000.
JENNIFER BASTIAN : SUSTAIN/APART
CANAL presents this exhibition by Los Angeles artist Jennifer Bastian, who often creates surveys to augment her endless photographic archive. This exhibition exists in New York City, NY through postcard surveys sent to art-lovers we know, to be disseminated through their peer groups. Bastian explores shared notions of separation; giving a gift at the end of collective explorations of suffering. Bastian has created a secret digital file for participants to print at any scale. Those willing to share their survey answers with the artist, anonymously (or not,) will thus help her generate a new body of work to be exhibited in an upcoming exhibit at the Brand Library, in Los Angeles, CA.
We encourage you to participate in this cycle by answering the questions:
1. Has separation affected your life? If so, in what way?
2. Is there any way to avoid physical/mental/emotional separation?
3. What have you learned from separation, whether chosen by you or imposed upon you?
To send your responses via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Include your return address/email address and you will receive a printable artwork JPEG (c) Jennifer Bastian, 2010, one printing per submission, please.
Jennifer Bastian, Sunset over Illinois, 2008, Medium and Dimensions variable.
Jennifer Bastian, My Father’s Office, 2008, Medium and Dimensions variable.
Jennifer Bastian, Driving home, 2009, Medium and Dimensions variable.
Jennifer Bastian, On the Ferry, 2010, Medium and Dimensions variable.
Jennifer Bastian, Island Garden, 2010, Medium and Dimensions variable.
Jennifer Bastian, Tennessee Stray, 2008, Medium and Dimensions variable.
Jennifer Bastian, Andy, by the door, 2009, Medium and Dimensions variable.
Jennifer Bastian, Allesandro Street, 2010, Medium and Dimensions variable.
Jennifer Bastian, Arizona, 2008, Medium and Dimensions variable.
CANAL has partnered with the publication &Review to help disseminate 1,000 postcards with their latest issue: Ghosts. &Review exists in New York and Portland, OR. (Via Mia Nolting and Rachel Peddersen.)
We would like to thank those people who have helped us so far to spread this exhibition:
Katherine Randazzo (Chef, Cooking instructor)
Emma Straub (Writer)
Sherrine Azab (Actor, Theater manager)
Bradley Nelson (Party animal and great dancer)
Benjamin Calhoun (Radio journalist, Contributor to This American Life)
Emily Bult (Architect to be)
Lia Lowenthal (Artist)
Rachel Peddersen (Artist, Curator)
Warren King (Artist, Artist Assistant)
David Horvitz (Artist, Traveller, Lover of the U.S. Postal Service)
Rachel Mason (Artist, Musician)
(List to be updated at the end of the exhibition)