Born 1972, Born Keene, NH, United States
Jenny Brillhart's work is a dialogue between made and found spaces and forms in relation to place, structure, and function.
Jenny Brillhart’s paintings, installations, and photos are informed by her surroundings both found and created. She is interested in the structure and function of often overlooked material. Many ideas arise through a studio-based building and arranging routine using objects and photographs. The content often references art making, domesticity, and construction. By creating stilled moments through three-dimensional object placement, the commonly understood job of something may be altered. Use of time-lapse photography captures what could be missed and draws the day. Tools like rulers, cameras, brushes and prints often leave their mark. Physical space, light, time, and material are constant participants in the making and display. Process and flexibility allow for unexpected moments.
The paintings derived from built set-ups, further consider composition and cropping and their subjects’ relationship to paint. The paint is sculptural as well; it’s anatomy in plain view. This movement and manipulation of mediums reveal attempts to control and create content through form, light, and structure.