Jennifer Wilkey

Show ran from 6/1/2009 to 6/20/2009

“Procedures for Mending,” mixed media

Jennifer Wilkey considers what it means to be ill and examines the roles of the patient, the doctor, and the hospital in treatment and healing. Healing, repair, and the body’s response are central to her work. The amount of time spent in search of diagnosis and in the hospital is reflected in her processes. Artifacts collected from the hospital become crafted memorials of the experience, and through this, are humanized. The methodical repeated practice becomes a distraction of the illness in the body and events in the hospital.