jesgamble

Philadelphia based installation artist.

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Hello Everyone!

So today is a bit on the cold, icy, and dreary side. Not what I was hoping for, but not everyday can be sunny. On more positive notes I have a sign up page on my new website for you to stay in-touch and receive my blogs directly. I will be posting links here on my wordpress site for new happenings and posts for a while to help with the transition. I hope despite this weather that you are having a most marvelous Friday!!

Sign up here:

http://jesgamble.com/contact/

And my official website:

http://jesgamble.com/

I’m moving!!

Hello Everyone near and far!

I hope each day has been greeting you with love and greatness! I have been working on my own website where I will be blogging on my new works, happenings, and works in progress. I hope you will join me there! I have to go to work soon but will implement a email signup on my website this week and will post here when it is available.

Till then here’s my website for the enjoyment of your visual senses!

http://jesgamble.com/

back

So I decided to run somewhere away from the computer for a bit. I blame it on overload and the start of a new job, the normal things that pull you in one direction or another. Interesting tidbit of direction pulling I was busy restoring a Picasso just recently. The amount that was last paid for it was $950,000.

This weekend I will be uploading pictures from the exhibition I helped to curate in November. I may also upload a few drawings of mine not super recent but from when I was in grad. school. I figure I should upload them before something bad happens to them like spilt coffee on the one side and I had to trim off some paper… Just pretend I didn’t say that. ūüėČ I am also very excited to start working on some new projects I have had rolling around, I’m looking to start sketches this weekend. I will leave you will some stills from the short video I wrote and directed with the awesome help and partnership of Maria Mosette Kretschmann (co-writer and actress) and Andrew Geller (videographer and editor). Also, lighting and set design Kevin Gallagher!

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I hope you had the most wonderful of Holidays and may you have an outstanding New Year!!!

Till next post!

VOTE!

Today is the day to protect our rights as individuals and as a whole. To guard the future of our children and their educations and make sure all children have an equal chance. To ensue all woman have the right to decide what happens to their bodies. That individuals who love each other can marry. To move forward with protecting our environment! And the list of important issues keep going… VOTE because your life does depend on it, and Romney does not care about any issue that will safe guard our futures! Mitt Romney is only concerned with his own wealth.

I’m voting for OBAMA!!!

 

“INTENSION”

 

I wanted to personally invite you to an exhibition I am curating along side artist Maria Mosette Kretschmann. We would love for you to attend and help spread the word of our event! We are both very excited about the extreme amount of talent we have invited to exhibit.

We will be featuring work by local and non-local artists. Some of which have shipped their pieces from Baltimore, Maryland and all the way from San Francisco, California. The exhibition will showcase a wide variety of mediums by extremely talented creators. The works are commentaries from each individual artist concerning a range of current social and political affairs.

“INTENSION”

curated by:

Maria Mosette Kretschmann

and

Jessica Gamble

The show will contain a variety of bold and exciting works from mixed media, photography, video,  painting, sculpture, performance, textiles, drawing, ceramics, installation, and a surprise or two. It may even be a bit in your face.

We are proud to present the work of:

Amanda Brauning

spindleshanksarts.blogspot.com

Marc Brodzik

brodzik.com/

Mary Coyle

mccoyle.com/

Jenny Drumgoole

jennydrumgoole.com

Ilena Finocchi

www.ilenaf.com

Jes Gamble

jes-gamble.com/

Ben Howard

benpainting.com

Maria Mosette Kretschmann

mariakretschmann.com

Hope Rovelto

hopehovelto.com

Tyler Scaife

tylerscaife.com/

Jeremy Waltman

jeremywaltman.com

OPENING RECEPTION:

NOVEMBER 2nd, 6-10pm

Exhibition Duration: November 2nd-30th

Monday-Saturday, 11:30-4:30

and by appointment

Location:

Art @t Bridge Club of Center City

1616 Walnut Street, 14th Floor, Philadelphia, PA., 19103

more information on the venue:

art.bridgeclubofcentercity.com

facebook link: 

http://www.facebook.com/events/447876645254485/

We all look forward to seeing you!

Below you will find behind the scenes photos from our video shoot. The video will be exhibited during, “INTENSION”. Video credits: Jessica Gamble, Maria Mosette Kretschmann and Andrew Geller. We want to send out a big warm thank you to Woodshop Films for the use of their incredible space and equipment! And trusting that the tank Maria built would not drench the camera. Thank you, Woodshop Films! And I want to give a big shout out to the man behind lighting and putting together this set, Kevin Gallagher!!! Thank you, Kevin! And a HUGE Thank you to Andrew Geller!¬†The man who handled the camera as well as working with us on post production!!!

photo: Jessica Gamble

photo: Jessica Gamble

photo: Jessica Gamble

photo: Jessica Gamble

photo: Jessica Gamble

 
I hope everyone was safe last night!!! We look forward to seeing you this Friday night!
 
 
 
 
 

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before I forget, website!

Ahhh, yes! Before I forget I have a website! Here it is in all it’s glory, ¬†a minor glitch and all. The works you see are not all of my works but rather a small sampling of pieces I created between 2009-present day. I hope you enjoy.

http://jes-gamble.com/

Inside installation space and photo: Jessica Gamble, 2010

head-covering, without my head inside…

Head-covering and photo: Jessica Gamble, medium: nylon, embroidery and silk thread, plastic wrap, and packing tape, 2012

Here before you is the head covering I have been callousing my fingers sewing. Along with the excitement of this piece being completed it means a leaping off into new work. A variety of projects including more head-coverings, video, photos, sculptural forms, and body-coverings. I do have fabric and thread in my possession, so I am thinking next project a head or body-covering. Eventually, an installation would be wonderful!

Head-covering and photo: Jessica Gamble, medium: nylon, embroidery and silk thread, plastic wrap, and packing tape, 2012

The Head-covering seen here looks differently in a variety of lighting scenarios which I was thoughtful of and used during different sewing sessions. Unfortunately, I did not photograph all of them due to exhaustion and deadlines. I am hoping however, that I will be exhibiting this piece or the prints of me wearing the head-covering in the city of Philadelphia next month. I will keep you updated on further news.

Head-covering and photo: Jessica Gamble, medium: nylon, embroidery and silk thread, plastic wrap, and packing tape, 2012

Head-covering and photo: Jessica Gamble, medium: nylon, embroidery and silk thread, plastic wrap, and packing tape, 2012

I took all together the other night over 1,400 photos. These include the photos of me wearing the head-covering which I will turn into prints. I will post these on my blog soon! Hopefully, in the upcoming week.

Head-covering and photo: Jessica Gamble, medium: nylon, embroidery and silk thread, plastic wrap, and packing tape, 2012

Head-covering and photo: Jessica Gamble, medium: nylon, embroidery and silk thread, plastic wrap, and packing tape, 2012

One thing I have been contemplating about if I can save up enough money is to create a very detailed translucent cast of my head for the “Head-covering” when being displayed. I have to ruminant on this for a while yet.

Head-covering and photo: Jessica Gamble, medium: nylon, embroidery and silk thread, plastic wrap, and packing tape, 2012

Head-covering and photo: Jessica Gamble, medium: nylon, embroidery and silk thread, plastic wrap, and packing tape, 2012

I will be submitting my work to a variety of exhibitions and so forth, wish me the best! I have a lot of ideas and work ahead along with the juggling of ¬†life. I hope your juggles have been superb and bright! Till the next post…!

Head-covering and photo: Jessica Gamble, medium: nylon, embroidery and silk thread, plastic wrap, and packing tape, 2012

Head-covering (detail), photo: Jessica Gamble, 2012

Head-covering (detail), photo: Jessica Gamble, 2012

update of lately

So unfortunately I have been blocked from my own email account causing some slight upset to my life. If you are curious as to how I did this just send me an email and I will tell you. Wait, don’t do that because I shan’t be able to answer you. But if you are interested you may leave me a comment here. The thoughts of my emails I can’t answer is ¬†slightly grating…oy vey. In the midst of all this technical chaos I must say I am excited about the future. The head piece is coming along very nicely. As well as future deadlines I am involved in preparing submissions for, not to mention some surprise potential projects which include video! Oh, yes and finally finally I will be starting once more in the endeavors of my installation videos again. I will be releasing a small video sometime after the 15th of September!

Yesterday, (depending on when you read this) was Wednesday I wrapped my head in plastic wrap and packing tape to create a cast. This cast will be used for the textile headpiece you have been hearing me speak about. I won’t lie I was somewhat nervous about wrapping my own head in plastic wrap and tape especially when no one was home, just incase of a mishap and a lack of me being able to breath. Good thing, all went well except for a slight thumping of my forehead blood vessels after having my head in tape for a good 20-30 minutes plus. Here are some photos from the occasion.

This process of creating cheap and reasonably clean casts I believe comes form the ¬†artist Mark Jenkins. I’m not entirely positive on this, he could have found the process one way or another and then took off with it for the needs of his own art.

Life has been fairly busy and crazy both good and bad, the photos of the textile piece will come hopefully soon. Must stay on task with deadlines fastly approaching. I say to you adieu and hope you are never blocked out of your own email account and that you are always able to breath if you so decide to cast your own head in plastic wrap and packing tape when no one is home. I didn’t tell you to do it by the way…and may you have a lovely day! More stuff to come soon!

while working

Below are a couple of pictures I took while working a few months back… Currently, I am in the midst of this project and hope to be done by mid-September. Today I took close to 300 photos preparing myself for the shoot setup as well as to create some beautiful imagery on quite a lovely day today. More pictures to come soon, I’m hoping in the next few days or so to have them up here. May you have a very wonderful Friday night.

 

 

The photo below I took last month.