Rebecca Jewell, Song Bird Soup, 2014
Printed feathers 97.2 x 89.9 cm, 38 1/4 x 35 3/8 in

Rebecca Jewell Exhibits in New York with 'From Nests to Nets'
December 12, 2014


If you are in New York over the next few weeks, make sure you do not miss ACS member Rebecca Jewell’s exhibition at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery.



Jewell has a passion for studying and cataloguing birds and feathers which is reflected in the subject matter of this exhibition. The artist represents the fragility of wild birds by using moulted feathers from domestic birds as her chosen medium in her printed, collage and illustrative works – the feathers used are from domestic birds and “found” moulted feathers.



By visualising the fragile nature of wild birds through the use of feathers, the work displayed here shines a light on contemporary and historic methods of bird capture.


American author Jonathan Franzen writes in the foreword to Jewell's exhibition brochure "...unless laws are changed and enforcement seriously increased, we are in the age, right now, when bird life may well dwindle to a sterile monoculture of crows and pigeons."





Until 6 Jan
Rebecca Hossack Gallery, 262 Mott Street, New York NY 10012