Energy Traces-solo exhibition by Jesus Jimenez

Jesus Jimenez, “621 Calories Circle After Running One Hour”

“ENERGY TRACES”
SOLO EXHIBITION BY JESUS JIMENEZ
AUGUST 5TH-SEPTEMBER 17TH
ARTIST RECEPTION AUGUST 12TH, 6-9P, STUDIO B GALLERY

We are pleased to present multimedia artist Jesus Jimenez’s solo exhibition “Energy Traces.” This show comprises a set of large-scale wall and floor photographs. It was previously seen at the Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins.

Jimenez describes his work as being about “staging and documenting absurd transitory and ephemeral situations for the camera.” For instance, “Energy Trace II, 621 Calorie Circle” shows what at first looks like a crop circle; in fact it documents the aftermath of the artist expending 621 calories walking in a circle. Jimenez’s absurdist piece goes far beyond a simple circle in the grass – this site specific work is an elegy to the fleeting nature of human existence.

An excerpt from Jimenez’ artist statement:

Working in photography, video and installation, I have found my inspiration in a personal obsession for the order, the trace and the object. Playful and inventive, my ideas may stem from a desire to mold a particular material or object – from hand dryers or dead leaves to bricks – with which I explore my relation with the World. The creative body of work is about staging and documenting absurd transitory and ephemeral situations for the camera. The intention is to appeal to open answers and questions from the audience, not only for the situations in front of the camera, but also for the ideas behind the camera.