The Gallery at Garden Street Lofts is pleased to announce it’s next Hoboken artist, Jodie Fink.
“We have created this program in an effort to bring art into our home environment, support local artists and create events to bring our community together.”
These shows change every four months. Each has an opening reception where residents, neighbors, guests of the artist, and the local community join in celebration.
More information can be found by visiting www.jodiefink.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 201.779.5362.
Continue reading to learn more about the artist.
Jodie Fink received her BFA in Photography from Pratt Institute. She moved to Hoboken in 1983 to become part of the emerging arts community and to take advantage of the availability of inexpensive studio space. Her first studio was at the Neumann Leather Building. Later she returned to school, earning a Master’s in Social Work from Hunter College, and set up a private practice on Washington Street as a psychotherapist. While raising a family in Hoboken, she continued to make art and has recently moved her studio back to the Neumann Leather Building.
All of Jodie’s art is made from recycled materials found in Hoboken. She has been making sculptures out of detritus for over 35 years and has shown these recycled homages in New York, New Jersey, California, France and Africa. Trained as a photographer, Jodie uses her keen eye to make spontaneous, whimsical and often ironic creations from the world around her. The materials used have been found discarded in our environment and give her sculptures a raw, somewhat primitive feel.
Currently Jodie’s passion for art and recycling has led to an accumulation of abandoned paintings, using them as inspiration for new creations. Of utmost importance to her is to leave on the canvas various amounts of what came before as a tribute to its previous life. These paintings are also an expression of her joy of color and movement. Recently Jodie has been drawing on abandoned rolls of Tyvek, giving the impression of sculptural scrolls or shields.
Jodie feels compelled to take minimal incoherent fragments or ruins from our lives and make new creations. These creations are small monuments to every passing moment and the recycling of refuse of every moment used. She hopes to build from our ruins a place that cannot be destroyed or neglected.
Jodie is very happy to be showing her paintings, drawings and sculptures at The Gallery at Garden Street Lofts.
Garden Street Lofts
Located at 1425 Garden Street, Garden Street Lofts is a “Silver LEED Certified “green” condominium building along New Jersey’s Hudson River waterfront. The historic, 80-year-old building has been converted into 27 homes and ground floor retail space at the intersection of Garden and 14th Streets in Hoboken’s Uptown District.