Join us for an in-progress presentation of works by LATITUDE’s January Artist in Residence, Jackie Furtado. During this talk, Furtado will be discussing her ongoing practice of photographing her sister Taylor, and a new photographic project focusing on California. Throughout her residency, Furtado will contemplate the ways this new project can embrace the medium of photography rather than push against it. The presentation of Furtado’s in-progress photographs will serve as an opportunity to strengthen her relationship with the public. Furtado will be producing work prints specifically for this event and invites the community to engage with this work in person.
Born in Bad Windsheim, Germany, Jackie Furtado was the product of young military divorcees. Arriving to the states shortly after, she split her time in southern California and the Chicago land area. Jackie received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. With her primary focus in fine art photography, she uses the medium to methodically disassemble and disparately reconstruct symbols of home spaces near and far. Her work has exhibited nationally and internationally with Of the Afternoon, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, The Coat Check, Iceberg Projects, Vessel & Page, Higher Pictures, and Secret Dungeon. While in residence at Latitude, she will begin the production of artist-book, High Fever. High Fever is a collection of photographs that spans a ten year period with a direct focus on the artist’s youngest sister, Taylor Walker.
Get to know more about Jackie and her practice through her Q&A with LATITUDE! – http://bit.ly/FurtadoQA