Jennifer Wicks (b. Northwest England) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. Wicks predominantly works within drawing, film, sound, sculpture and installation. Her interests lie in the relationship between sound and image and how sensory perception underpins our understanding of our environment and how this in turn affects memory, the construction of it and the inextricable link between memory and landscape.
She is also engaged with the relationship between video installations and sculpture: the critical effect of shifting film from its traditionally conceived (temporal) image-producing function to its (spatial) sculptural possibilities (and vice versa) and used in new ways and given new meaning. Informed by the concept of liminality and the liminal state between experience and memory, she explores this psychological transformation as a narrative process investigating the subjective nature of memory, history and time.
Solo shows include: In September dawns I hardly breathe, collaboration with Marion Ferguson, The Pipe Factory, Glasgow, Scotland (2017).
Group Exhibitions include: Hidden Door, The Old Leith Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland (2017); A Disturbance of Memory with Jennifer R. Wicks, The Briggait, Glasgow, Scotland (2016); -scape; Information, Generation, Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, Paisley, Scotland (2014).
For more information visit jenniferwicks.co.uk
Marion Ferguson, Jennifer Wicks, Belinda Gilbert Scott and Ruth Switalski
Between preservation and immanent decay
Responding to common research interests including landscape, liminality and materiality, these four artists seek to push the boundaries of medium specificity and interdisciplinarity through an ambitious use of four of the Laurieston Arches.
In a site-specific response to the location as a post-industrial, ‘post-purpose’ space, ‘Between preservation and immanent decay’ navigates the arches’ history as a railway site, through its transition from disuse to a place for cultural experimentation. The artists will transform the site into a highly considered, cohesive exhibition space.
Supported by WAVEparticle as part of the award-winning Laurieston Art Strategy: Open Spaces, and Creative Scotland.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May