JENNA MACY: DEEPEST DARKEST SEACRET— MASTERPIECE OF LOVE
February 24 – March 13, 2020
Commons Gallery, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
The Commons Gallery at UH Mānoa is proud to present Deepest Darkest Seacret: Masterpiece of Love, the first solo show by MFA candidate Jenna Macy. Deepest Darkest Seacret is an interactive installation consisting of a video documentation of an underwater performance by the artist (2019), a large-scale interactive floor sculpture made of cast ceramic and thermochromatic ink, a sandbox of pink sand, and a tool, The Deepest Darkest Seacret Keeper, (2019). Cast in glass, the tool appears in the performance video and is available for audience participation. The video is edited to the soundtrack of a nature documentary narrated by David Attenborough. Altogether, the work takes a satirical look at human interaction that questions conventional notions of intimacy.
Jenna Macy’s multimedia work often develops from sardonic observation, comparing human behavior to mating rituals as they might appear in a nature documentary. Born in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, she completed her BFA at Maryland Institute College of Art (2016) and is currently pursuing an MFA at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Macy is the recipient of the Windgate Fellowship from the Center for Craft Creativity and Design in North Carolina (2017) and has exhibited at the Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts + Humanities; Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i and by the National Endowment for the Arts; Halekulani Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa; and anonymous donors.
Gallery hours + admission:
Mon. – Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sun. 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
For more information please contact Sharon Tasaka at 808.956.8364 and firstname.lastname@example.org