All the other in betweens
April 4, 2019 6:00 pm - April 4, 2019 9:00 pm
Terminal 136 is pleased to present the MFA Thesis Exhibition All the other in betweens by Jessica Just. Opening with a reception from 6 – 9pm on Thursday, April 4, and a second reception from 6 – 9pm Friday, April 5. The exhibit will be on view through April 20, 2019.
Jessica Just is interested in the perpetuation and transmission of personal mythology. Exploring associative flashbulb memories; the memories are vivid, yet strangely vague and unimportant. Certain colors or objects can bring about instant recollection of an environment or experience, but the ability to place yourself in a timeline is lost. Illuminating the small habits and repetitions within family is also a point of concern and interest. They become symbols, icons, and subconscious exercises that frame the underpinnings of familial and group culture as unspoken requests to be understood. The photographs become wistful and in a way forlorn. The act of momentary transportation into a place that you’re not sure if you dreamt or physically experienced becomes a respite, an escape to a place that is familiar, maudlin, and intimate. All the other in between moments are exemplified.
Text is embossed to accompany the images, and they are vignetted entries of relationships to familial experience and personal stories up until now. Transitory and magnified traces of presence, fantasies, stillness, and contemplation linger in the poems, short narratives, and images.
Jessica Ann Just (born 1993, Atlanta, GA) graduated from Baylor University with a BFA in Photography. She will be completing her MFA in Photography from UTSA in May 2019. Jessica’s works have been selected and featured in both group and solo exhibitions, and she is an active member in the Society of Photographic Education.
On view April 4 to April 20
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 4, 6 – 9pm
Open for First Friday, April 5, 6 – 9pm
This exhibition is free and open to the public.
UTSA Terminal 136
136 Blue Star St.
San Antonio, TX 78204
Non-reception hours: Thursday – Saturday, noon to 5pm
Contact: Houston.Fryer@utsa.edu – 210.758.6246