Packard Jennings

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Packard Jennings says, "My art is born from a sense of blanket disenfranchisement; be it my feeling of powerlessness in the face of mega-corporations, my disgust with the stewardship of our country, or my broad ideological separation from American fundamentalism. I make work that delves into the realm of activism, not only to connect with individuals in provocative and meaningful ways, but also to recast my role in the system. I often put my work out into the world for chance interactions with people; this involves ad hoc installations and subversive infiltration of public and semi-public spaces, where the pieces are left to their own fate. I employ humor as a device for lowering a viewer's guard to the reception of difficult content."

The art of Packard Jennings has been published in New American Painting, Adbusters, Playboy, Anthem, Kitchen Sink, Scene Missing, New Art Examiner, and Atomica. His work has been reviewed in Art Forum, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Boston Globe, and the Boston Phoenix. Packard lives and works in Oakland, CA.