Means & Methods: Building JAX

MAC650 Gallery

Oct. 10, 2024 - Oct. 24, 2014

650 Main St.
Middletown, Connecticut 6457

Opening Event 10.10.14 6:00PM – 8:00PM

I make pictures of people, the things they make, and the places they work.
At Jackson Laboratory, what they made was their place of work.

The photos in this exhibit are part of a diverse body of images made from
2013-2014 during construction of the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic
Medicine at UCONN Farmington. Through these images I explored the
‘interrupted’ workspaces of a construction site and the passing aspects of
the assemblies, tasks, and equipment found there. My goal was to reveal
the challenging, vibrant, often tedious, and incremental nature of
construction; as such, these images form a log, albeit incomplete, of the
means and methods of work employed in the construction of JAX.

These photos also reveal my attraction to the minutia, inherent messiness
and apparent chaos of construction, and my appreciation of the fact that
every building is assembled by people by hand with cool tools. These still-lifeportraits of random and disorderly spaces, made often at the end of the
workday or on lunch breaks, celebrate construction as a transitory art form. _ Michael Vaile Garner

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