Jo Q. Nelson has created a thoughtful, witty, and often dreamy, body of work during her artistic explorations and interactions with space, architecture and environment.
I point at things with imposter light switches, scale models, tiny cameras and reconfigured spaces. In the pointing, something subtle that is usually ignored comes to light. I use installation, intervention, objects, proposals, and social practice as a means to analyze what a space is, how it is used, and to fantasize about what it could be. In the process I address issues of access, transgression, and the different ways we experience the same public and private spaces. By encouraging interaction and by bringing attention to our expectations of the places we move through everyday, I hope to encourage analysis and insights about both concrete and social structures.
We’re excited to see how the unique space of the Dekalb Market has inspired her latest piece which will be installed tomorrow at our big fundraising event for UpRoar Art.
Yet another reason to drop by!
(More of Jo’s work can be found here.)