The photo-collages represented here were created for inclusion in a video, entitled “Matter” that explores the emotion of anxiety. For eight minutes, a stream of consciousness experiences an odyssey of sounds and sights which are highly subjective. The video reflects my ongoing preoccupation with the psychology of thought and its relationship to emotional states of being such as daydreaming, boredom, dread and inattention. Oftentimes I wonder what would appear if I peeled back the scalp and peered into an active brain. A language comprised of images, emotions and expressions is being constructed by the mind. This language permeates through a collective body, depicts the mood of the collective, influences individual self-identities and impacts the cultural, economic and political climate of our times.
Jeannette Louie examines consciousness and explores how perception is influenced by emotional states of being. Her multi-discipline artworks have been exhibited at Homie Berlin, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Mills College Art Museum, Esso Gallery, Ace Gallery, Spaces, Sala 1 and Alberto Peola Arte Contemporanea. She is a recipient of a Rome Prize / American Academy in Rome, a Creative Capital Foundation Grant and a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Fellowship. Other fellowships have been received from the Brodsky Center at Rutgers University, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Yaddo, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Roswell Program, Vermont Studio Center, Skowhegan School and Sculpture Space.