Joan Mitchell Center

Janelle Iglesias

Installation Artist
Hollis, NY
May 1–26
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Janelle Iglesias was born and raised in NYC. Invested in the metaphors found in objects/materials and their physical language in space, she uses Sculpture to access other ways of knowing and explore interconnectedness. In addition to her individual practice, Janelle maintains a project-based collaboration with her sister, Lisa, as Las Hermanas Iglesias. Janelle studied Cultural Anthropology at Emory University (2002), earned her MFA in Sculpture at VCU (2006) and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2009). She has created site sensitive projects for Sculpture Center, The Queens Museum, El Museo del Barrio, Socrates Sculpture Park and Smack Mellon among others. Her work has been generously supported by The Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Harpo Foundation, The New York Foundation for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Jerome Foundation–– through which she traveled to the rainforests of West Papua to research birds of paradise and Bowerbirds. She’ll be digesting this experience indefinitely. Janelle lives in Southern California and works in many places.
 

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the space between earth & sky

the space between earth & sky

2014, approximately 12 x 12 x 18 feet. Site sensitive installation for the Headlands Center for the Arts with scavenged objects, wood, furniture, Art Forum & National Geographic Magazines, branches, rocks,seashells, taxidermy pigeon, handmade objects including a foam boulder, local plants, faux plant, earthenware pots, spray paint.

the space between earth & sky

the space between earth & sky

2014. approximately 12 x 12 x 18 feet. Site sensitive installation for the Headlands Center for the Arts with scavenged objects, wood, furniture, Art Forum & National Geographic Magazines, branches, rocks,seashells, taxidermy pigeon, handmade objects including a foam boulder, local plants, faux plant, earthenware pots, spray paint.

shelving wildness (detail)

shelving wildness (detail)

2015, ikea furniture, scrap wood, decorative reeds, iphone 5 box, National Geographics 1968-2002, faux/real plants, shells

In High Feather

In High Feather

2014, 2 story site specific installation at the University of Buffalo Lightwell Gallery, scavenged wood, doors, pallets, used Christmas trees, seashells purchased at local thrift stores, hammock and miscellaneous scavenged objects and materials, 12 x 12 x 38 feet

In High Feather

In High Feather

2014, 2 story site specific installation at the University of Buffalo Lightwell Gallery, scavenged wood, doors, pallets, used Christmas trees, seashells purchased at local thrift stores, hammock and miscellaneous scavenged objects and materials, 12 x 12 x 38 feet

Cartwheel Galaxy

Cartwheel Galaxy

2012, scavenged wooden ladders, scrap wood, sawhorses, mirrors, digital print, staghorn, ferns, 22 x 15 x 7 feet

Cartwheel Galaxy

Cartwheel Galaxy

2012, scavenged wooden ladders, scrap wood, sawhorses, mirrors, digital print, staghorn, ferns, 22 x 15 x 7 feet

Wooden Sandwich

Wooden Sandwich

2012, 92 x 69 x 22 inches, found branch, plywood, wooden clamps