Alumna Jenny Fine’s show “Synchronized Swimmers” at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will be up through May 30, 2021. Fine, a native of Enterprise, Alabama, uses large-scale photographic, sculptural work and performance to create an immersive environment of childhood memories. “Synchronized Swimmers,” which incorporates stories of Fine’s grandmother and her backyard pool, was commissioned by the Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan. Local volunteers dress up and become silent participants in the performance installation. The exhibition will travel to the Alabama Contemporary Art Center in Mobile, July 9 – September 25, 2021.
Fine received a BFA in photography from UA in 2006 and was awarded a National Windgate Fellowship from the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design the same year. She received an MFA from The Ohio State University in 2010. She has had solo exhibitions in Dresden, Germany; Dublin Arts Council, Dublin, Ohio; The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, Ohio; Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York, N.Y.; Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, Ala.; and Stephen Smith Fine Art, Fairfield, Ala. Group exhibitions include the Columbus (Ohio) Museum of Art, The Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati; the Birmingham (Ala.) Museum of Art; and Mobile Museum of Art. She teaches art at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her website is here.
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