Glenna Jennings, At Table
December 3, 2020–January 30, 2021*
Zoom Artist Talk with Glenna Jennings
Wednesday, December 9, 5:00 PM PST (RSVP link)
Free and open to the public.
*To do our part to help our community in fighting the growing COVID-19 impact, we will close Blue Sky to the public on November 29. Our December/January shows will go up as planned, and while we will remain closed until the freeze in Multnomah County is lifted, we ensure there will be many ways for you to enjoy the new exhibitions virtually. Stay tuned and please, please stay safe!
In her ongoing series At Table, photographer Glenna Jennings focuses her lens on everyday moments shared over meals in dining rooms, kitchens, restaurants, and bars around the world. Her images capture subtle drama and humor, while also functioning as cultural artifacts and personal memories. Since 2005, Jennings has been traveling to locations throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, China, and Europe, but in 2020 the global pandemic kept her close to home in Dayton, Ohio. Photographing smaller, socially-distanced gatherings provided new imagery to the series “that will serve as a reminder of the year we struggled —separately and together—to survive a global pandemic while putting food (and often drink) on the table.”
Glenna Jennings is an artist and educator whose work includes photography, curating, and socially-engaged art. She is an Associate Professor of Photography at the University of Dayton, Ohio, and completed her MFA in Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego in 2010. She also holds BAs in English and Spanish from Pepperdine and a BFA in Photography from Art Center College of Design. Jennings has exhibited throughout the US, Mexico, Europe, and China. Recognition of her work includes several Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards and a Robert Rauschenberg Residency Award through Photolucida Critical Mass 2019. Her work resides within the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, AMNUA Museum China, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, and multiple private collections. She is actively involved in food justice issues in Dayton, Ohio and beyond, and was recently awarded the Educator Food Champion award at the 2019 Montgomery County Food Summit for her work with Desert Kitchen Collective.