Category: Sculpture

Infinity of Intimate Space

Image: Venessa Heddle, still from Funeral Wells (19:33 min digital video) shot with a Mobius Action cam affixed to a CNC router. I am in an exhibition at Inter/Access this month, curated by Aliya Karmali. According to the I/A website: “Infinity of Intimate Space features four emerging artists whose works explore space through memories and dreams. The exhibition is inspired by Gaston Bachelard’s book, The… Read more →

You Can Never Go Home

My thesis exhibition for my MFA at the University of Waterloo is coming up VERY SOON- May 5 – 21, 2016, at the University of Waterloo Art Gallery! About the exhibition: Jennifer Akkermans / You Can Never Go Home / UWAG – Gallery Two In the summer of 2014, Jennifer Akkermans packed everything she owned into her car and moved from Calgary… Read more →

Building up again?

Here are some photos of things I’ve been playing with in the studio, stuff I’ve been making.  I’m not really sure what it is yet. – Merry Go Round (Please excuse the bad photo.) – Windmill (in progress- will move hopefully, as I’m interested in making it kinetic.) And this barn I’ve built…. … which I’ve been playing with projecting… Read more →

Talisman (A Lightbox)

Talisman This object is a collection of trinkets from my life, a talisman of sorts.  It has no real value, other than sentimentally, even to me.  It exists as a catalogue of memories- happy, sad, humourous, bittersweet, naïve, distant and ongoing.  The objects are cheap, simply stand-ins for people I’ve known, places I’ve been, lessons learned, moments in time.  They… Read more →

New Work: Pillowbrain

Pillowbrain (2014). Paper mache, plaster, cotton, stuffing.  15” x 14” x 8”. This work is part of Melancholia, the new series I am working on.  Pillowbrain depicts a feeling I associate with depression- the feeling that my brain is full of fluff, and is about as conductive to coherent thought. Despite lacking an actual face, I think the work is quite… Read more →

New Work: Inner Theatre

Inner Theatre (2014). MDF, polymer clay, plexiglass, paint, music box and custom electronics.  17” x 13” x 7”.   This work is part of Melancholia, the new series I am working on.  Inner Theatre uses a music box and custom electronics to recreate a feeling which I associate with my experience with depression.  The hand with spiral motif symbolizes a personal… Read more →

New Work In Progress

I’ve been working on some other things in the last few days, sculpture with some electronics. Part of my plan for this residency is to finish up some work I’d just started, and to make more. I’ve finished up a couple of things, and hope to get the documentation photos I took today edited and up soon. This is a… Read more →