The role of photographs as mementos of and stand-ins for absent loved ones receives a moving and thought-provoking 21st-century update in the exhibition Jenny Fine
- Flat Granny and Me: A Suspension of Disbelief.
Inspired by the "Flat Daddies" project life-sized photos of military members that help families cope during deployments -- Fine poses and interacts with a cardboard cutout made from images she
took of her
grandmother during the last decade of her
Through still images from the local artist's ongoing Flat Granny and Me series, tender gestures and everyday activities coexist with odd and mysterious rituals, as the artist imbues these images with a strong sense of dream-like performance.
Fine, born in 1981 in Enterprise, Ala., received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama in 2006 and a Master of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University (OSU) in 2010.
, a 2012 Greater Columbus Arts Council artist-in-residence in Dresden, Germany, has shown her
work in solo exhibitions at Geh8 in Dresden, City Art Center
in Delaware, Ohio and Kentuck Gallery
in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
She has taught at The Ohio State University, the University of Geosciences in Wuhan, China, and has worked at Susana Homes Orphanage and Women's Shelter in Nigeria.
was awarded a National Windgate Fellowship from the Center for Craft
, Creativity and Design in 2006 and a Fergus Memorial Scholarship from OSU
- Flat Granny and Me: A Suspension of Disbelief opens with an artist's reception Tuesday, April 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dublin Arts Council
, 7125 Riverside Dr., in Dublin.