Time Scale (Granite #1)

Salvaged granite, salvaged PVC billboard, thread, 2022

33 x 35 x 4 cm
$2 000

Time Scale is made from a recuperated slab of granite and a recuperated vinyl billboard that once depicted an advertisement for a science-fiction time-travelling movie. Jazvac uses hand-sewing techniques to consider the material presence and environmental consequence of certain humans with respect to deep time.

Biographical note

Kelly Jazvac makes art out of plastic recuperated from the advertising industry, as well as other sustainable and recuperated materials. Jazvac is also part of a plastic pollution research team called the Synthetic Collective, which includes scientists, artists, and humanists. The work of this research group is highly influential on Jazvac’s art practice. Her recent exhibitions include Broken Nature at the Museum of Modern Art (New York); the Musée d’art contemporain (Montréal); the Eli and Edyth Broad Museum (East Lansing); Ujazdowski Castle CCA (Warsaw); and Fierman Gallery (New York). Her work has been written about in National Geographic, e-flux Journal, Hyperallergic, Art Forum, The New Yorker, Canadian Art Magazine, and The Brooklyn Rail. Her co-authored art/science research has been published in scientific journals including Nature Reviews GSA Today, and Science of the Total Environment. Jazvac is based in Tiohtiá:ke/Mooniyang/Montréal, where she is the MFA graduate program director in studio arts at Concordia University. Her work is in the collections of Museum London, the Musée d’art contemporain (Montréal), and various private collections.