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Art in the Jailhouse: Jennifer duToit-Barrett

Ghosting

November 1 – December 10
Artist reception on Friday, November 3rd from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Ghosting is a disjointed series of eight prints and two written works that aims to recollect lost moments and memories.

It was a presence of absence, that of a ghost, being there, but not being there.

Ghosting is a reflection of inheritance and loss. What has been left behind and what do we know about it?
How do we interpret the receipt of gifts from those who have passed?
Those who will pass?

A keepsake is not a keepsake until a linked loss takes place. Objects keep time.
An individual cannot recall how much he has lived in one year until that year is gone.

These works are the ghost-like presence of absence; keepsakes of moments and persons lost.

Jennifer duToit-Barrett (b. Butte, Montana) is an artist, writer, and researcher whose work focuses on the vast interpretations of house and home. Jennifer holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in printmaking from the University of Montana, Missoula (2013) and a dual minor in art history and criticism. As an artist, she explores the home as a refuge and private space; the home and its relationships: conversations, friendships, familial, and romantic; and the home as memory: sensorial, history of place, and nostalgia.

Jennifer now resides in Helena, Montana, and runs a small-batch soap business with her husband called Barrett Goods. In addition, she is the Assistant Curator and Collection Manager at the Holter Museum of Art.