Open Structure exhibiting artists Jared Brown and Janelle Ayana Miller will be featured on The MonkeySparrow, a weekly radio show hosted by hannah_g on CKUW 95.9 fm. This experimental radio segment will highlight inspiring components of both Jared Brown and Janelle Ayana Miller’s collaborative processes. It will feature select audio from their installation, paired with anecdotal offerings by both artists. Every Tuesday, The MonkeySparrow presents original stories based on this city and elsewhere, essays and letters that attempt to comprehend the insignificant and too large, and music from a juxtapostastic collection of the known, new, answered and fated. 

Jared Brown is an interdisciplinary artist born in Chicago. In past work, Jared broadcasted audio and text based work through the radio (CENTRAL AIR RADIO, 88.5 FM), in live DJ sets, and on social media. They consider themselves a data thief, understanding this role from John Akomfrah’s description of the data thief as a figure that does not belong to the past or present. As a data thief, Jared Brown makes archeological digs for fragments of Black American subculture, history and technology. Jared repurposes these fragments in audio, text, and video to investigate the relationship between history and digital, immaterial space. Jared Brown holds a BFA in video from the Maryland Institute College of Art and moved back to Chicago in 2016 in order to make and share work that directly relates to their personal history.

Janelle Ayana Miller is a grandchild of the Great Migration, a Midwesterner with Southern inflection. Her practice is rooted within familial and communal aesthetics, looking deeply into bridging self and time as an act of place making while using modes of collage, found objects, film, food and photography.

In conjunction with School of Art Gallery exhibition Open Structure.

School of Art Gallery
255 ARTlab
180 Dafoe Road
Winnipeg, MB, R3T2N2
umanitoba.ca/schools/art/gallery

The School of Art Gallery, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is generously supported by the University of Manitoba, the School of Art, and the Government of Canada, and by faculty, staff, donors, and volunteers. It sits on Treaty 1 territory, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. 

Open Structure is presented as part of the School of Art Gallery’s Visiting Curator Program, generously supported by Michael F.B. Nesbitt. Special thanks to Mother Earth Recycling for their assistance with the presentation of Open Structure.