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Jacqueline Surdell: Adoration Garden

August 25 – December 9, 2023

 Jacqueline Surdell Web ArtScrappy and interpretive, Jacqueline Surdell hand-manipulates dock cord — weaving and knotting the line into naturalistic, sculptural installations that are antagonistically positioned between the human body and sculpture. The industrial material and physically demanding process playfully orbit techniques, colors and forms associated with domesticity. The works trace the artist’s family history and private life while fostering discussion around labor, gender and sexuality. Surdell’s 2023 AEIVA exhibit, titled Adoration Garden, will explore memory and time as material — transforming AEIVA’s Gallery One into a space of play, contemplation, power, drive and creation.