Jennie C. Jones named winner of Rose Art Museum’s Perlmutter Award
Brooklyn-based artist Jennie C. Jones has been named the winner of the 2017 Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence Award by Brandeis University's Rose Art Museum.
For her residency, Jones will create new work in response to the rich cultural history of the Rose Art Museum and of Brandeis, engaging the university community in the creation of a score inspired by Louise Nevelson’s 1967 retrospective exhibition at the Rose.
On April 29, this score will be interpreted and performed by Brandeis student and faculty musicians in the Rose galleries during the campus-wide Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts.
Jones will give a talk about her work and the plans for her residency on March 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Admissions Center at Brandeis. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Drawing connections between art and music, Jones creates visual and sound abstractions that explore intersections between cultural and social histories. Through her work, Jones highlights the complex and often parallel legacies of the mid-twentieth century—from abstraction, Minimalism, and avant-garde jazz to the era’s seminal political and social shifts—revealing the unlikely alliances that emerge between the visual arts and music of the 1950s and ’60s. Jones describes her approach as “listening as a conceptual practice.”