Simply Because You're Near Me
Jennie C. Jones
Project Space 2
January 12 - February 18, 2006 

Opening Reception
January 19, 6 - 8 pm 

Dean Benedetti's relationship to Charlie Parker was a complicated one and contained a desire for, fascination with, and disdain for blackness, all at once. A fellow saxophone player, he studied, transcribed, and obsessed over Parkers's talent and became respected as an accidental musicologist.

Jennie C. Jones takes this relationship as a starting point for her sound installation and drawings and creates a meditation on a unique musical encounter that serves as a model for larger issues of race relations and the anxiety of influence.