The LAB
Paper model of city buildings by Claire Jackel.
Claire Jackel | Through January 30

A solo show by Claire Jackel in the front gallery

Opening reception: Friday, January 8, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.        Claire Jackel
Exhibition runs through Saturday, January 30
Gallery hours: Wednesdays - Saturdays, 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
FREE admission

In "Gravity Always Wins," Claire Jackel's re-creations of disasters personalize events that, in a desensitized state, we relegate to the land of statistics. Her paper models depict the familiar (airplanes, buses, trains, suburban neighborhoods and city blocks) seen through a lens of fragility. The process is a meditation on issues of control, destructive potential, memory, and social anxieties. This show combines a large-scale sculptural installation with digital prints of Jackel's models dissolving into pools of liquid.

Claire Jackel works primarily in painting and sculpture, using news media to remodel catastrophic events. Her practice meditates on issues of control and destructive potential, memory and the ephemeral in relation to social anxieties. She received her MFA in 2009 from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been shown internationally, including exhibitions at Root Division, San Francisco; San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery; Clara Street Projects, San Francisco; LoBot Gallery, Oakland; Pehrspace, Los Angeles; Th’ink Tank, Denver; and Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas, Mexico City. She was awarded the Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship in the Fine Arts in 2008. Her work has been reviewed on SFGate.com and the Boulder Daily Camera. Living and working in San Francisco, she teaches through the Good For Kids Foundation. 

Paper model of city buildings by Claire Jackel suspended from the ceiling.