Curators: Cory Weeks and M. Jenea Sanchez




Artlink A. E. England Gallery: Jan 15- Feb o4, 2010

Opening Reception: Friday Jan 15th, 6-10 PM
Closing Reception: Friday Feb 19th, 6-9 PM

The Artlink A. E. England Gallery is proud to present a month long solo exhibition by Jen Urso titled, White Space. The opening reception will commence on third Friday, January 15th, 2010 from 6-9 PM. Jen Urso’s drawings, multimedia and performance work dwell on effects of time, process, and loss.

Between August 28 and September 6, 2009 Jen Urso walked the 82 miles between the two towns she grew up in-Reading and Lansdale, PA. People were invited to “follow”her as she recorded and documented her journey through video, sound, photos, drawings and a blog on the project website: Jen’s exhibit at the A.E. England gallery will include drawings created before, during and after her journey and ephemera from the trip. She will also preview her White Space video that utilizes animation, video and still imagery from her walk.

She has exhibited in locations such as The Icehouse, eye lounge, @Central Gallery (all Phoenix, AZ), Smack Mellon (Brooklyn, NY), The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Scottsdale, AZ), Dinnerware Contemporary Arts (Tucson, AZ) and Durex Arte Contemporanea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Contemporary Forum (Phoenix).

Jen Urso is originally from Reading and Lansdale, PA. She received a BFA in Art from Carnegie Mellon University in 1996 with additional studies at University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia and summer residencies at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Taliesin Artist Residency Program. She has been a resident of Arizona since 1996 and lives in Central Phoenix.