INSTAGRAM LIVE CHAT: PAT JARRETT¬
INSTAGRAM LIVE CHAT: PAT JARRETT
Thursday, January 12
Instagram | @virginiamoca
Join Heather Hakimzadeh, curator, for a conversation with past and current Virginia MOCA exhibiting artists. Guest artists will give us a look inside their studios, share current projects, and discuss process and inspiration. Find us on Instagram @virginiamoca.
This month’s guest is Pat Jarrett, More than Shelter artist.
Pat Jarrett is a photographer and editor working with the Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities. The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Guardian in London, National Public Radio and The Christian Science Monitor among others have all published his work. His work has also been recognized by the Virginia News Photographers Association and the Horizon Interactive Awards.
Jarrett is married to a fire-breathing seamstress and prefers two-wheeled transportation to four any day of the week. He believes the low-and-slow method is best for cooking meat, luck is a manifestation of hard work, and daily newspaper photography is a surreal art form. Pat Jarrett currently lives in the Shenandoah Valley in Staunton, VA.
More Than Shelter
The essentials for human survival are food, water, and shelter. These needs take precedence over all the others. Virginia MOCA continues our investigations of basic human needs with the new exhibition More Than Shelter. Eleven artists received an invitation to participate in this exhibition. We asked each one to consider what the idea of shelter means to them and choose an avenue of investigation. The artists connected with partners who provided unique insight into their area of expertise. Shelter is both a verb and a noun. It can mean a home, a community, or the people and places that makes us feel safe and welcomed. It also means to listen, care, and to support one another, our community, our land, our minds, our society, and our futures.