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  • View of “Directions: Jennie C. Jones: Higher Resonance,” 2013. From left: Bass Traps with False Tones A & B, 2013; Score for Six Measures with Subtone, 2013.

    Jennie C. Jones

    Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

    Jennie C. Jones makes abstract work using paint, sound, and audio equipment such as acoustic panels and bass traps. Her multimedia exhibition “Directions: Jennie C. Jones: Higher Resonance” joins thirteen new works with a looped composition played through elevated speakers. The curved exterior gallery of the Gordon Bunshaft–designed Hirshhorn Museum—often an odd counterpoint to the austere rectilinearity of much of its collection—is made a virtue here, as Jones has converted its arced space into an acoustic chamber for music that seeps invitingly into the surrounding corridor.

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