Historic Santa Fe Foundation (HSFF) will host WIRED by Jean Fogel Zee during the month of October in the sala of El Zaguán at 545 Canyon Road, Suite 2 in Santa Fe.
The exhibition opens 5-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5 and continues through Oct. 26.
As a recognized professional modern dancer, Zee exhibits a complex understanding of the physical world and a strong sense of spatial acumen. For 12 years, she designed stage sets for her large-scale performances, all of which were supported by grants from the City of Austin, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For 30 years, writing poetry has been a practice and essential medium in Zee’s creative life. Her focus of the last five years has been to develop the craft of poetry; she is presently a poet-in-residence with The Historic Santa Fe Foundation.
Her previous installation WORD, a whirlwind of hand sculpted falling paper and suspended poems, successfully generated a new audience for a non-traditional gallery experience on Canyon Road. Zee works with materials that call to her, following their form, working with weight, gravity and levity of suspension.
Her new installation WIRED transforms and invites an engaging conversation between the audience and the art, allowing the viewer to touch, interact and experience the work. The intention of the artist is to include the viewer in the art itself.