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Artwork by Jaynie Crimmins

Commissioned artwork by Jaynie Crimmins


In collaboration with New York and London based art advisory __crate, we present this commissioned artwork from emerging artist Jaynie Crimmins. Through fine art, you are not only welcoming diverse perspectives and stories into your individual spaces, but also supporting a new generation of underrepresented artists.


Commission Artwork:

Jaynie aims to involve buyers in dialogues around sustainability and art throughout her creation process. Work with her to conceive a one-of-a-kind, commissioned work using upcycled materials. The time frame of commissions will vary depending on each piece. Begin the conversation with Crate Gallery & Jaynie Crimmins to commission a unique artwork by filling out the form below.


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FROM CRATE GALLERY

Jaynie Crimmins is a Harlem based artist whose work embodies the intersection of art and consumer culture. By repurposing solicitations, security envelopes, and catalogs that are difficult to recycle (because their inks have high concentrations of heavy metals), she creates objects using a repetitive practice mirroring domestic tasks. Shredding these promotional materials breaks down their physical and ascribed composition so she can roll, fold, sew and fabricate the shreds into intimate sculptural reliefs.


The decorative surfaces of her work contain thousands of tiny components. Each incorporates a fragment of information or imagery from mass marketing tools promoting the notions of beauty, wealth and taste. Formulaic messages become works representing personal, domestic and cultural narratives - their forms inspired by plant structures, architectural details, and geometric applications of design.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Artwork shown above measures between 10" - 12" square. Jaynie's artwork is made from repurposing solicitations, security envelopes, catalogs and thread, over  armature and mounted on wood. 


Exchanges & Refunds:

No exchanges or refunds. If paintings are damaged during transit, please contact Crate Gallery to begin the repair process.

How did we curate this product?

While there’s no universal standard for sustainable manufacturing, Living Deep is committed to supporting brands, makers and manufacturers that are on a ‘deep green’ path, making progress towards positive environmental and social benefit. As we consider how this product impacts our health and the health of all species, you can learn more about how we evaluate products, or keep reading below for our curation of this specific product...

Where does the product come from?

Jaynie Crimmins is a Harlem based artist.

What is it made of?

Shredded household mail, thread over armature mounted on wood.

Where does it go at the end of its life?

As art is timeless, the product is not meant to ever reach an "end of life" phase. Should a piece of fine art become damaged, we’d want the owner to contact us so we could consult with the artist about possible repairs.

ARTIST statement

Jaynie's Story “Nothing seemed to make it into the trash in the apartment of my Eastern European grandparents. Discarded clothing became crocheted rugs. Old curtains became aprons. Leftovers became the ingredients for new meals. Nothing was wasted, everything possible was reused. Castoff items became novel and compelling in their metamorphosis.


Combining this sensibility with the shredding of junk mail illuminates the physical acts of deconstructing and repurposing. I feel a responsibility to up-cycle the materials that have been imposed upon me by marketers. The power of transformation, frugality, ingenuity and handmade quality drive my practice.”


Career Highlights - Featured at ART on PAPER NYC; Exhibited at the Sharjah Museum of Art during the Islamic Arts Festival in the United Arab Emirates, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, NYC, Governors Island Art Fair, NYC, the National Museum of Romanian Literature, Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary, VA, Hunterdon Art Museum, Zuckerman Museum of Art-Kennesaw State University, GA. She is represented by K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA and shows with Thomas Deans Fine Art in Atlanta, GA. For more information visit https://www.jayniecrimmins.com or her instagram page.


Commission Artwork:

Jaynie aims to involve buyers in dialogues around sustainability and art throughout her creation process. Work with her to conceive a one-of-a-kind, commissioned work using upcycled materials. The time frame of commissions will vary depending on each piece. Please contact hello@crate-gallery.com for inquiries. 

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