I put my hand in front of my face to shield the sun.

My eyes closed, the rosen hue dimmed to grey black blue.

Eyes closed and arms outstretched, I lean into, with, within the engaged negation. I, myself, the indivision intercepting that which I gestured to absorb.

Complementary shades pitched in their own projection. An impressioned foothold on each impending plane.

This extension reciprocally reflected in a repeated approach to some thing concrete.

Installation view of "The Air is An Absence Held." at Ray Smith Gallery

Installation view of “The Air is An Absence Held.” at Ray Smith Gallery

Jenni Crain is a Brooklyn-based artist, specializing in sculpture. Crain received her BFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute in 2013. The artist is also a co-founder and co-director of Topless, a seasonal gallery that is located in Rockaway Beach. Her artistic achievements have been widely recognized by publications like the New York Times, NY Magazine, Hyper Allergic, and the Art Viewer.

Jenni Crain Gesture 1, 2015 Cement board, baltic birch plywood, hardware 4 ft x 8 in x 4 ft

Jenni Crain
Gesture 1, 2015
Cement board, baltic birch plywood, hardware
4 ft x 8 in x 4 ft

Crain’s carefully curated exhibition “The Air Is An Absence Held” is presently at Ray Smith Studio, located at 261 Bond Street, Brooklyn , NY, and is available for viewing through September 20th. The following artists: Kristen Van Deventer, Nick Fusaro, Aidan Koch, Adam Kremer, Hanne Lippard, Joseph Montgomery, Boru O’Brien O’Connell, G.T. Pellizzi, Carolyn Salas, and Will Stewart are showcasing their art pieces alongside Crain’s exhibit presented by Bruno Smith.

Aidan Koch She stood, hips tilted, shifting her weight to the ball of her left foot, 2015 Ceramic and digital print on silk 11 ¾ x 10 ¼ x 38 inches

Aidan Koch
She stood, hips tilted, shifting her weight to the ball of her left foot, 2015
Ceramic and digital print on silk
11 ¾ x 10 ¼ x 38 inches

“Most simply put, the exhibition serves to emote how a form in space, be it a structure or person, continuously gives body and emotional weight to the space of its surroundings,” said Crain.

“Activating a negative and subsequently creating a positive and vice versa. Think of the cause and effect, and to me more importantly, the affect, of light and shadow. As we remain in or move through our respective environments we continuously, and essentially perpetually, contextualize the conditions of those surroundings, whether that is physically, emotionally, or conceptually.”

Adam Kremer Like Water, 2015 Enamel coated tin plates, mirror Dimensions Variable; Approx. 25 x 10 x 3 inches

Adam Kremer
Like Water, 2015
Enamel coated tin plates, mirror
Dimensions Variable; Approx. 25 x 10 x 3 inches

To connect with Jenni Crain please visit her personal site, http://www.jennicrain.com/ for more information on the exhibit and upcoming events contact www.raysmithstudio.com.

Jenni Crain Gesture 5, 2015 Baltic birch plywood, glass vitrine 62 x 17 x 18 inches

Jenni Crain
Gesture 5, 2015
Baltic birch plywood, glass vitrine
62 x 17 x 18 inches

Installation View - "The Air Is an Absence Held."

Installation View – “The Air Is an Absence Held.”

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