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Artist Bio: Jessica Forrestal is a Denver-based artist. She holds an MFA in Fine Art from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She has participated in group and solo shows in Brooklyn and the Denver area. Jessica recently concluded her summer-long artist residency at the Firehouse Art Center in Longmont, Colorado with a solo exhibition of her most recent work.

Artist Statement: Banal objects drift unnoticeably in and out of American consumer culture. User manuals and deconstructed parts refer to the consumer ritual that promises functionality and life improvement. Mimicking the ways in which we encounter these objects, I construct large hand-drawn diagrams. Intensive labor and crafting is essential to my creative process as I challenge concepts of quality, disposability and time. Using this format of production, objects are reimagined and recontextualized as artworks that challenge the economy of the art object. 

You can connect with Jessica on Instagram @jessica.forrestal.

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550 Orchard St, Golden, Co.