Jacqueline Hendrickson:

DummyNumb

May 11-May 14, 2011


Jacqueline Hendrickson received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1996 and is currently a graduate student in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago. Hendrickson’s working-class core is a both a point of pride and influence within her artistic practice.

Hendrickson seeks to identify agency in work, that is, the empowerment availed through labor, the making of one’s own as opposed to the passivity facilitated through the consumption of mass produced objects. As the mass produced object is unavoidable, she combines its illusion of completeness with its inherent, albeit broken promise with DIY ideology and handiwork. Through her interventions, Hendrickson creates sculptures that make available the fragility of our expectations of consumer items. Like DummyNumb, the name of Hendrickson’s MFA Thesis Show, these objects offer for the viewer a vacillation between play and entrapment.