Case Jernigan

Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

20 Jay Street, 720

Case Jernigan, Eggshell Still (2020). Mixed Media Animated Film, 9:15, 4K, Https://Vimeo.Com/389010276

Case Jernigan is an artist working in drawing, collage, and animation, all of which merge together in his own unique form of storytelling. Jernigan’s ink line drawings show groups of robots, machines, super heroes, animals, office workers, prehistoric and mythological creatures, and more, collaged together in unlikely narrative scenarios. The artist’s lightboxes bring collaged color to his illustrations, with apocalyptic scenes that suggestively mix timelines between alien landings, tall ships approaching beaches, tanks surrounding horse-drawn carriages, or comets hurtling towards dinosaurs and highways; all of his compositions work to undermine the singularity of common narratives around climate change and civilization’s impending doom. Jernigan’s animations show a more personal side: coming-of-age stories, personal political identities, and a deep love for soccer. Jernigan grew up by the sea in Charleston, SC, and is a sucker for nostalgia, iconic sports heroes, monsters and mythology.

About Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Its mission is to provide working studio space and community for artists. Artists are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury comprised of artists and members of the SWSP Artists Advisory Committee.