Jennie Ottinger

Affiliate, 2016 - 2018

Artist Statement

I’m working with ideas about groups and clubs and what affects the power dynamics of social interaction. The protagonists of my paintings are clearly either insiders or outsiders of various clubs, groups, and teams. What do we gain from such communities, and what do they deprive us of? The status quo can be seductive but also stifling.

While At Headlands

I will be working on paintings and a stop motion animation relating to the 2000 film, Bring It On, in which a mostly white and privileged cheerleading team discovers that it has been winning cheerleading championships with cheers stolen from a mostly black team who hasn’t been able to afford to participate in the competitions.