Jessica Cebra: CAVE


Jessica Cebra: CAVETransformer’s 11th Annual DC Artist Solo Exhibition
December 14, 2013 – January 25, 2014

Continuing our commitment to highlight the work of exceptional DC-based emerging artists, Transformer's 11th Annual DC Artist Solo Exhibition presents the work of Corcoran College of Art + Design graduate Jessica Cebra in her first solo exhibition.

Jessica Cebra transforms the gallery space into a fantastical constructed cave, obsessively plastered with imagery drawn from the artist's personal museum souvenir postcard collection. Inside the cave, the legacy and stability of institutionalized narratives of art history are distorted and embellished to obscurity, covered in paper mosaic and collage – a fabricated shrine to impermanence. Fascinated by how history and collective memory are shaped by the ways we collect, preserve and present cultural artifacts, Cebra has explored notions of impermanence, growth and decay by appropriating and manipulating imagery of man-made iconic idealizations, monumentality, and opulent materiality in the face of larger natural forces.

Exhibition Opening Reception:
Saturday, December 14, 6-8pm

Artist Talk:Saturday, January 18, 3pm

The Ways We Collect: A Conversation with DC Artist Jessica Cebra
Thursday, January 23, 6:30pm

Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library
4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC

The DC Library in collaboration with Transformer is proud to present artist Jessica Cebra in conversation with DC Public Library specialists to examine the ways we collect, preserve and present cultural artifacts. Having studied Library Science, archives management and historic preservation, Cebra believes that collecting, arranging, categorizing, preserving and exhibiting objects is as important as the significance of the artifacts themselves.