Artist Jenny Fine and “Flat Granny”

| April 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

Columbus artist Jenny Fine says her camera has become a tool for facilitating intimacy between herself and her family, and nowhere is that more evident than in her “Flat Granny” series, soon to be on view at the Dublin Arts Council. The artist photographed her grandmother during the last ten years of her life and has used those images as a way to extend her relationship with her grandmother beyond death.

What started as a simple cardboard cut-out has evolved into a full-size body costume, giving us a thought-provoking 21st-century update on the role of photographs as stand-ins for absent loved ones.

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Jackie Shafer is the Producer of Broad & High. When she’s not exploring all the fabulous arts and culture Columbus has to offer, she’s choreographing very complicated and physically impossible roller-skating routines in her head.
  • Dublin Arts Council

    Thanks, Broad & High, for this behind-the-scenes look. The story is beautifully told and we are looking forward to the opening reception for Jenny Fine – Flat Granny and Me: A Suspension of Disbelief at Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Dr., in Dublin, Tuesday, April 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. Meet the artist, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and this thought-provoking exhibition. Flat Granny remains on view through June 6. The opening reception, and the exhibition, are free of charge.