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Center for Art Research Exhibition Reception

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

510 Oak 510 Oak St, Eugene, OR 97401

Katherine Jenkins: Meadow Lines

October 24 – November 15, 2019

Reception: Thursday, October 24 from 5:00-7:00pm 

Gallery Hours: Friday- Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm

Meadow Lines examines the connections between walking and drawing: the ways in which each delineates territory, modifies land and leaves traces. Jenkins practices walking as a form of drawing. She walks a landscape repeatedly, in various seasons and conditions, and records her movements via GPS. Upon returning to the studio Jenkins reconstructs the itinerary of each walk from its set of corresponding coordinates. Collected over time, the accretion of these digital threads form a mesh of overlapping lines and knots: a site plan of my movements through the landscape. This exhibition is made possible by the partnership of CFAR and the UO Slow Lab.

Katherine Jenkins is an assistant professor of landscape architecture at The Ohio State University and cofounder of the interdisciplinary design-research group, Present Practice. Her work expands the ways in which landscape architects engage with site and its material aesthetics. Her current project utilizes the inscription of walking as a design instrument for landscape architecture. Prior to joining OSU, Katherine taught in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Cornell University. She has an MLA from the University of Virginia and a BA in painting and printmaking from Yale University.