The photo-collages of Matter were created for inclusion in a video exploring the emotion of anxiety. The eight minute video portrays a stream of consciousness, an odyssey of sounds and sights. Matter reflects my ongoing preoccupation with the psychology of thought and its relationship to emotional states of being such as daydreaming, boredom, dread and inattention. Understanding perception and its influential relationship to subjectivity has long been the primary focus of my work. A slim threshold exists between reality and imagination, which prompts me to delve into the surreal realms of human consciousness in order to understand how “being” is defined. By utilizing a number of mediums, each successive artwork explores a stream of consciousness as it attempts to create an identity of itself.
Jeannette Louie is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work examines consciousness and explores how perception is influenced by emotional states of being. Louie has had solo exhibitions at Homie (Berlin, Germany), the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (Grand Rapids, MI), and Trans Hudson Gallery (Jersey City, NJ). She has participated in numerous group exhibitions including exhibiting at Platform (Seoul, Korea), Modern Fuel (Ontario, Canada), Ace Gallery (NYC), and Alberto Peola Arte Contemporanea (Turin, Italy). Her experimental videos have been screened at the Athens International Film and Video Festival, Jamaica Flux, and Crosstalk Video Art Festival. Louie is a recipient of a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, a Creative Capital Foundation Grant, and a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Fellowship. She has received fellowships from The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Roswell Program, Vermont Studio Center, and Skowhegan School and Sculpture Space.
Jeannette Louie was an artist in residence at CPW in 2007.