Carey Jernigan
2015 Award: RBC Emerging Artists Studio Setup Award

Carey Jernigan came to art from architecture and environmental science; and to contemporary craft from fine art.  While she enjoyed the predicable process of scientific research, art allowed a more fluid exploration of the emotional landscape underlying human impacts on the environment. Specifically, she wondered: what stories are told through the material objects that industry, politics, and social systems leave behind?  

Carey began by building installations with obsolete industrial and architectural forms. After a three-year mentorship with a fine furniture maker, she developed skills as a craftsperson and discovered that using rich materials and traditional techniques in newly made objects carried a certain emotional weight.  

Carey’s current work explores patternmaking; a traditional woodworking trade dedicated to building forms for use in foundries. She uses patternmaking techniques to create both still and kinetic sculptures. Currently, she is preparing for a collaborative solo show with woodworker Julia Campbell-Such at the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre for spring 2016. The show will explore the theme of pace in contemporary work.

www.careyjernigan.com

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Pattern For Gartshore & Cowie (with Julia Campbell-Such)
Kinetic Sculpture; Walnut, Maple, Rosewood, Aluminium, Brass, Steel, Cotton, DC Motor

Pattern For Gartshore & Cowie (with Julia Campbell-Such; Detail)
Kinetic Sculpture; Walnut, Maple, Rosewood, Aluminium, Brass, Steel, Cotton, DC Motor

Pattern For Gartshore & Cowie (with Julia Campbell-Such; Detail)
Kinetic Sculpture; Walnut, Maple, Rosewood, Aluminium, Brass, Steel, Cotton, DC Motor

18 Variations (with Allison Comrie)
Walnut, White Oak, Cherry; Coopering Structures, Bridal Joint Frames

18 Variations (with Allison Comrie; Detail)
Walnut, White Oak, Cherry; Coopering Structures, Bridal Joint Frames

Gear Pattern (with Julia Campbell-Such)
Walnut; Dovetail and Lap Joint Joinery, Recreation of a Foundry Pattern from the Early 1900s

Gear Cloud (with Julia Campbell-Such)
Walnut and White Oak Veneer, Laser Cutting

Arrival
Kinetic Sculpture; Salvaged Desk and Chair, Cotton, Vintage Electric Fans, LEDs

Ghost Barn (with John Haney)
Acrylic, Solar-Powered LEDs, Salvaged Barn Board; Installation at Fieldwork

Ghost Barn (with John Haney)
Acrylic, Solar-Powered LEDs, Salvaged Barn Board; Installation at Fieldwork

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