May 24 – July 9, 2021
On Tenterhooks is a single-edition, handmade accordion book.
To be on tenterhooks is to wait nervously for something to happen. Anxiety is a fracturing process that takes our world’s structure and splits it, tearing what we understand into cross sections of confusion and panic. The book fractures the images into a distorted jumble, forcing you to contort your body into a new position to clearly see the images. The audience must meet the book halfway to view it correctly, a connection that was purposely made to symbolize how difficult it can be to understand anxiety from the outside.
Jordan Funk is a Photographic Artist currently based in Rochester, NY. She received her MFA in Photography & Related Media from the Rochester Institute of Technology and her BFA in Photography and Fine Art from Texas Woman’s University. Her work explores our complex understanding of identity and focuses on how photography connects us to images.