Feb 21 - Mar 29, 2020


Studio 205, Barracks 14

'mother series' by Jennifer Georgescu

'mother series' by Jennifer Georgescu

Time & Location

Feb 21 - Mar 29, 2020

Studio 205, Barracks 14, 2770 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA, USA

About The Event

The Cornel/Henry Art is pleased to present 'mother series' by Jennifer Georgescu, a San Diego based photographer and mother.

Jennifer Georgescu's work describes instinctual aspects of humanity correlating to and differing from societal structuring. With a background in painting and photographic arts, she utilizes medium format film photography, installation, and digital technology. Her projects analyze dualisms in language, relationships, mythologies and control. Jennifer Georgescu is part of the Photolucida 2019 Critical Mass Top 200, and the 2019 recipient of the John Chervinsky Scholarship of Griffin Museum of Photography. Recent exhibitions include the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Center for Fine Art Photography, the Vermont Center for Photography. Recent publications include Lenscratch, Aint Bad, Don’t Smile, the Missouri Review, Silvershotz, and SHUTR magazine.​

'In 2015, I became a mother. I was prepared for the grueling labor and sleepless nights, but the loss of my sense of self came as a surprise. I had no time to think, and I began to feel like a shell of a person. My early days of motherhood were alienating and awful as well as sentimental and dear. I began to see myself as defined only by a relationship. I felt that my son was an appendage of myself; the embodiment of self and other. It was hard to accept that he was a growing, changing person while I was to remain forever split. When he is near my thoughts are entangled around him and when I am away I cannot seem to be the person I was before. A child is how we remain on Earth; they are our legacies. As I see my son grow I feel my time begin to speed up; I feel my decay. When we think about birth we must realize our death. Motherhood is precious and raw; wonderful and dark.' - Jennifer Georgescu

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Mar 6, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. 

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