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Jessie Fleury’s Traces to open Nov. 3 at Reflection Gallery

October 28, 2016

Jessie FleuryUpper Peninsula artist Jessie Fleury will be exhibiting Traces at the Reflection Gallery at Finlandia University beginning with an opening reception on Thursday, November 3 at 11:30 a.m.

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“Self-reflection is the act of calmly organizing one’s thoughts, free of the social constraints of everyday life,” Fleury says in her artist statement. “However, insecurities and buried anxieties often creep into these sacred moments and call into question ideas and beliefs which were once firmly held, dissolving the self-constructed boundaries of identity. My work addresses these meditative and emotional qualities of self-reflection that can result in moments of clarity and confusion.”

Her current body of work entitled Traces employs her own body as mark maker to engage with questions of ambiguity, abjection and identity.

Fleury will also be giving a slide talk about her life and art to students from Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design earlier that day. Her work will be up in the Reflection Gallery throughout the month of November.

The Reflection Gallery is located in the heart of FinnU’s art and design school on the second floor of the Jutila Center. It is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Learn more about Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design at finlandia.edu/art.

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