Public Spaces Exhibit: Jackie Sanders

June 18 - August 12, 2024
Chapel Hill Public Library

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Chapel Hill Public Library | June 18 – August 12, 2024

Library hours of operation: Mon-Thurs, 10am-8pm / Fri-Sun, 10am-6pm


Encouraging others to actively choose the future they are creating, Jackie’s mission is to help others feel more connected to their minds, bodies, and the spaces in which they exist.

By layering and manipulating abstract gestural marks with crisp geometric lines, this body of work explores the in-betweens – the space between tension and calm, light and shadow, and the resistance and release of control allowing the viewer to travel in between elements as they seek stability in the chaos.

Further encouraging an ever-evolving conversation between the viewer and the piece of work, the title of each painting is also a question. Extracted from its context, these questions are pulled from journal entries, notes, or thoughts the artist had around the time of creating it. When read in a sequence, the titles of these works reflect a narrative of one’s mental state as they question the world around them. Much like a sunrise, these questions impact each of us throughout our lifetime as experiences repeat like a spiral staircase – recognizable but in a deeper, more informed, way.

Unpacking the constant push and pull that each of us face in our day to day lives, Jackie’s work gives the viewer an opportunity to transform one of life’s mundane moments into a memorable experience.

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