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Jen Pack
Escape From The Grey Hole

2017

$4,800

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Escape From The Gray Hole by artist Jen Pack is a contemporary colorful fabric wall sculpture that measures 29 x 24 and is priced at $4,800. The interweaving of contrasts, oppositions, or normative coloration is the driving impulse of the work. Evolution of the work relies heavily on an embrace and cultivation of uncertainty and the activity of intense seeing. The work embodies a space in the seam between painting and sculpture, yet is made of fabric. It is made of small distinct pieces, reordered and fused, which become a new whole based on their orientation to each other; yet, each small bit still retains its integrity. This is why the works are collages rather than creations; the color is already speaking, it is the ordering and placement (or displacement) that allows them to sing. Each color is activated by surrounding hues and is most vibrant when in stark contrast in tone, shade, or intensity to neighboring chroma. A color’s inherent brilliance is intensified when dissonant and inconsistent with adjacent pigmentation. These moments are also when remarkable visual occurrences can occur: glow, radiation, melting, luminosity, transformation, singing. The work is in-between: it celebrates the purity of abstract form while daring to exist with zeal. Jen Pack’s fabric constructions are created to allow light to pass through them, combining the effects of ambient light and translucent fabric. Using commercially available rather than hand dyed silk, the works are actually collages arranged from available color. Investigating color theory and the interaction of color is the main function of Pack’s work. But unlike the typical association of color theory as hard edged, the works are organic rather than clean lined - as are patterns and forms in nature. The work marries the imperfect quality of the handmade with the sameness and regularity of machine stitching. Pack strives to integrate hybrid ideas: straddling the fence between craft and art, color theory and the rawness of an emotional response to intense color, and reinterpreting formal minimalism in the context of a feminine convention. Jen Pack earned her BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, and has exhibited her work in a number of galleries throughout San Los Angeles, and Portland. Pack’s unique works in chiffon have been reviewed by the LA Times and Artweek JEN PACK: Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions  2016    Irregularities, Durango Art Center Art Library, Durango, CO 2012    UnQuiet Chroma, Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA 2010    subsuming chaos, Fort Lewis College Art Gallery, Durango, CO 2007    Thought Forms, 301 Bocana Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2006    New Work, Pulliam Deffenbaugh, Portland, OR 2005    Extrusions, Sarah Lee Artworks and Projects, Santa Monica, CA              Threadworks, ampersand international arts, San Francisco, CA 2003    r o y g b p, Gallery 364 Hayes, San Francisco, CA Selected Group Exhibitions  2016    Trifecta, exhibit by aberson, Tulsa, OK 2013    Juried Exhibition-in-Print, New American Paintings, West 108         Perception: Color Line Pattern, Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada,             CO 2011   Recrafting History, Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA 2008   Natural Cycles: Art in the Forest, Tryon Creek State Park, Portland, OR             Blurring the Line - The Art of Thread, Pulliam Deffenbaugh, Portland, OR             Raw Boundaries, KN Gallery, Chicago, IL 2007   Juried Exhibition-in-Print, New American Paintings, Pacific Coast 73             Fine Art Collection, U.S. Embassy permanent exhibition, Accra, Ghana 2006   New Lines: Drawn, Stitched and Sculpted, Spur Projects, Portola Valley, CA             Momentum, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA             Ocean Beach: Duneweed, part of National Psyche, The Lab, SF, CA 2005   Conceptual Craft, RPS Collective, Oakland, CA             Serendip, White Box Gallery, New York, NY             Introductions, Pulliam Deffenbaugh, Portland, OR 2004   Common Thread, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA             Imbued, Gallery at Thoreau Center, San Francisco, CA

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  • Creation Year
    2017
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31 in. (78.74 cm)Width: 34 in. (86.36 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Tulsa, OK
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU27122429581

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