Exhibition Jessica Mein: Sliced Sky

Open to the Public


Location 19 Washington Square North

Jessica Mein’s painstaking and intricate projects begin as drawings, morph into collages, and occasionally come to life as stop-motion animations.Each body of work enacts a focused meditation on a single subject or moment: a billboard’s installation, a fruit stand, the text of an entire book, a single gesture, or, in the case of Sliced Sky, the huge power lines that span the periphery of Dubai and its surroundings. Also on view is the related video Blackout (2012), in which she animates collages from the series. Lasting only 2 minutes, this video comprises more than 700 drawings, collages, and cut-paper stills.

Jessica Mein has exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at Galeria Leme (São Paulo, Brazil); The Pavilion Downtown (Dubai); Simon Preston Gallery (New York), as well as important group exhibitions at the Julia Stoschek Foundation (Germany), Museo Tamayo de Arte Contemporaneo (Mexico); and El Museo del Barrio (New York), among others. Her work has entered numerous collections, including that of The Museum of Modern Art (New York) and the Julia Stoschek Collection (Germany). She was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and lives and works between New York, São Paulo and Dubai. This is her second solo show in the UAE.

Sliced Sky is a traveling exhibition and is currently on view at 19 Washington Square in New York through December 6, 2013.

Exhibition Schedule:

Abu Dhabi
Date: February 24 - May 2, 2013
Location: NYUAD Downtown Campus, Abu Dhabi

New York
Date: August 26, 2013 - December 6, 2013
Location: 19 Washington Square North, New York

Past Exhibitions

But We Cannot See Them: Tracing a UAE Art Community, 1988-2008
March 2 – September 2, 2017

Tarek Al-Ghoussein: Recent Work
May 24 – August 4, 2017

Vis à Vis, Senior Capstone Group Exhibition 2017
The Project Space
May 1-23, 2017

Manal Al Dowayan: And I, Will I Forget
September 19 – December 16, 2016 (New York)

Invisible Threads: Technology and its Discontents
September 22, 2016 – January 7, 2017

East-East: UAE Meets Japan
The Project Space
October 18–31, 2016