Posted on:March 16, 2016
The Donor Project, Opening Reception March 25, 8pm-11pm, Shoestring press, 663 Classon Ave, Brooklyn. Artist panel discussion April 13, 7pm. FREE.
Shoestring Press is pleased to present The Donor Project, the first comprehensive exhibition of Jenny Carolin’s printed images, paintings and video based on her experience donating eggs to a private fertility clinic on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Combining letters to the future with family photos, the artist reverses the clinical dating game that started with an answer to a Craigslist ad seeking “young, healthy, creative women of Irish descent.” At a time of intense international political debate around surrogacy, The Donor Project refocuses attention on the deeply personal experiences of lives and livelihoods bound up in medical fertility. The Donor Project will be on view from March 25 to April 15 at Shoestring Press.