“Friends & Relations” Artist Talk

Mixed-Media Sculptures by Jodie Fink and Jennifer Place

Final day of the exhibit on Sunday, June 12th – with artists Jodie Fink & Jennifer Place giving a talk about their work at 5pm.

Hoboken Historical Museum – 1301 Hudson Street.

“Hoboken artists Jennifer Place and Jodie Fink have been friends for so long, it’s hard for them to remember exactly when and where they met, but their long, close friendship is evident in the simpatico evolution of their artwork. They are collaborating on a show of about two dozen sculptures in the shapes of faces, figures, and pets, made of recycled found objects from the streets of Hoboken.

Old burner grills from gas stoves, muffler parts, a turkey bone, a tool handle, a computer motherboard, bits of rusty things-all come together in surprisingly animated and thought-provoking “portraits.” The show is playfully named Friends and Relations, though they doubt anyone will recognize themselves in these works. The exhibit opens on Sunday, Apr. 30, with a free opening reception from 2 – 5 p.m.

The two women both moved to Hoboken in 1983, attracted by a thriving arts community with plentiful studio and gallery space and art festivals. They first met in the late ’80s and had exhibits in the same group shows in places like the Jefferson Trust building and the “O’roe” Gallery.”

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