Repair v. Renewal--Jeremy Wolin

  • Jeremy Wolin | 2019 | Interior Architecture & American Studies
    Xerox transfer and embroidery thread on muslin

    Inspired by contemporary repair movements which promote mending as both a creative and sustainable practice, here I layer traditional darning methods onto the photographic records of twentieth-century urban renewal programs—perhaps well-intentioned, but highly flawed repair programs that did more to harm, rather than heal, cities. This work speaks to parallels between repair as constructive and destructive forces, non-intersecting perceptions of the city, and contrasting, historically gendered modes of intervention in an existing fabric.

    from Parallels, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, January 11 - February 16, 2019