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.