Jen Nugent, MFA 2015

Thesis Exhibition: March 11 – March 14, 2015

Opening Reception: March 13, 6 – 8:30 PM
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 6 PM

Sleeping by Jen Nugent


Blanket by Jen Nugent


“Nobody” is a volume of images, texts, drawings, and sculptures which were written, compiled, and plagiarized by myself and many other authors. James Nugent, Donald Rumsfeld, Walter Benjamin, President James Carter, Slavoj Zizek are among those credited. This project pits the everyday against the epic through fragmented pieces of personal narratives and shared histories. The vernacular of presidential addresses, letters about stealing cars, remembering arrests and fights, and contemplating political action are assimilated into one multi-authored story. The subsequent collage is a not a resolved narrative, but rather an epistemological approach of situating oneself in relation to ideological structures, authorities, and politics. 

All images courtesy of the artist.