Artist Jessica Page showcases in Steckline Gallery

Mar 28, 2024
Jessica Page featured artist in a gallery
Jessica Page

Steckline Gallery will present “Reflecting on Legacy” by artist Jessica Page during a First Friday exhibition from 5-7 p.m. April 5 at Newman University.

“Reflecting on Legacy” will be on display April 4-26. An artist talk, which includes a discussion with the artist and pizza lunch for Newman students, will take place Thursday, April 4, from noon to 1 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

A photograph from Page's "Reflecting on Legacy"
A photograph titled “Kitchen – Aunt Sally” from Page’s “Reflecting on Legacy”

Page is a multimedia artist best known for her photography and video, as well as fiberwork, weaving, ceramics, drawing and installation work. She is captivated by familial ties, the natural world and the connectivity of memory, place and emotions.

“The blending of materials and methods in my work is pivotal in showing that a legacy does not have to be defined as the one or two common definitions we all think of, but instead as something that is full of variation and layers,” Page wrote in her artist statement.

Her art installation challenges viewers to consider their own legacies — and how they define it.

About the artist

Page’s artwork has been published in “Infinite Weight/Present Histories,” “Barzakh Magazine,” “Tangled Roots: Exploring Appalachian Feminisms,” “Encore: A Recipe Collection Celebrating Grand Rapids Culinary and Cultural Life” and the “Grand Rapids Gallery Guide.” 

Her work has been exhibited both internationally — at the 48h Neukölln Art Festival in Berlin and the Academy of Art in Krakow — and nationally at the Urban Institute of the Arts in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Art Intersection in Gilbert, Arizona, Georgetown College, University of Kentucky, Transylvania University, University of West Georgia and Kendall College of Art and Design.

Page received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from Kendall College of Art and Design and earned the Studio Excellence Award for photography. She earned her Master of Fine Art in studio art and teaches as a lecturer of photography and video at the University of Kentucky.

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