Gerrymandering Quilt, Jen Barker, Sculpture ’24


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    cotton, embroidery floss, thread, batting, glass beads

    This quilt examines the relationship between two systems of injustice as they specifically relate to my home state of Texas: gerrymandering and redlining. It finds that similar communities are affected by both injustices and calls to attention these infractions.

    Item is located in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Local pickup available. Domestic shipping is available for an additional fee. Contact for a custom shipping quote. Local delivery available for an additional $100 fee. This item is available for pick up after July 1st. 

    Jen Barker is an emerging multimedia artist born in Houston, Texas. Ever since she was a child, Barker has always been an artist. Raised in an intensive religious group, her work often explores and critiques organized religion and the effect it has had on her mental health. She works in a variety of mediums but frequently returns to metalworking and an array of fiber practices. She is interested in exploring themes of mental health, racial justice, feminism, politics, nature, spirituality, and more. Barker has exhibited work at SITE Gallery, Third Space Gallery, Blaffer Art Museum, Warehouse Live, Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre, Elgin Street Studios, and Bohemeos, in Houston, Texas. Her work has been featured in Glass Mountain and Shards publications. She has interned and worked with Houston-based artists Daniel Calderon and Emily Dingmann. Barker earned her BFA in Sculpture with honors from the University of Houston in May 2022 and is currently studying for her MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Upon graduation, she intends to find a teaching position at a college or university near her home outside Detroit, Michigan while maintaining her studio practice.

    IG: @jenbarker_art