Brooklyn artist Jennie Booth’s work is cerebral and challenging in its quietness. Widely exhibited, her recent shows include a solo exhibit at the Sheen Center For Thought and Culture, NYC and the international sculpture festival, Socha a Objekt XX in Bratislava, Slovakia. Significant to her practice are the many residencies and grants she has been awarded; City Artist Corps Grant, artAmari (Crete), Cill Rialaig (Ireland), Mano Y Mente (New Mexico), and the prestigious Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Program, to name a few. Booth has a rich bibliography that spans print and digital genres. She maintains a Brooklyn studio through the ChaShaMa Space-To-Create Program.
About this collection of work:
Drawing has always been an important companion for me; during the Covid shutdown secluded in my tiny apartment, my drawing practice was a lifesaver. These paint and graphite drawings on paper took form as I contemplated space, place and solitude. I thought about Yi-Fu Tuan’s classic writing in “Space and Place, The Perspective of Experience,” that mirrored my own yearning for open spaces while sitting in my room and yearning for the comfort and safety of my chair while out walking the empty streets. Contemplation, longing, solitude all are present in these drawings.