Jennifer Reeves
b. 1971

Jennifer Reeves has made a number of deeply metaphorical hand-painted films. The Girl’s Nervy (1995) combines painted clear leader and photographed images over a warped big-band soundtrack of Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey that is reversed at the film’s beginning. As suggested by the work’s title, the color splatters here appear like the synapses or nerve endings of a sensory skeleton. The music from a bygone age speaks to nostalgia and invites us to dance, but its initial reversal tells …

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Fear of Blushing (2001)