When An Artist Becomes A Private Investigator

Aug 27, 2016

  When artist Jessamyn Lovell had her identity stolen she became obsessed with the woman who did it - Erin Hart. She hired a private investigator to track Hart and documented the experience, which became the show Dear Erin Hart. That followed previous work she did called No Trespassing where she tracked her father and photographed him as a way to come to terms with their troubled relationship. She spoke about these shows with This American Life. Now Lovell is training to become a private investigator herself, creating commissioned artworks for and in collaboration with client-collectors. That will become a new show called The P.I. Project. She'll host a fundraising dinner/happening on Sept. 10th. Find out more at Central Features Contemporary Art. Parts of the event will stream live on her Facebook page.