April 15 - May 15, 2021
From the gallery:
“Known for her porcelain creations, Dallas based artist Jen Rose found new inspiration in a Leclerc table loom she rescued from the curb while on a walk in her neighborhood last April. Using knowledge gained about weaving from her days in college, she began experimenting with integrating weaving into her porcelain practice, and in the process created a brand-new body of artworks. The resulting exhibition “Since Last we Met” showcases her astonishing imagination and masterful technical skill while reflecting the uncertainty and ever-changing reality of the pandemic year in which they were created.
As Jen says, “ Perhaps the most constant theme that endures (in my work) is the idea of multiplicity. My brain tingles when I see forms and images in endless quantities”. This idea of multiplicity fits naturally with the repeated motions of weaving. Developing a process of securely attaching multiples of her porcelain forms via the weaving of either linen or nylon, she has discovered infinite possibilities for dynamic sculptures. Most of these creations are kinetic and come to life as they are hung, draped, twisted, and manipulated. Each piece embodying its own character.
Join us for Jen Rose’s first solo exhibition with the CAMIBAart Gallery, on view from April 15 th through May 15 th, 2021. Open by appointment.
About the artist
Born in San Angelo Texas, Jen Rose graduated from University of North Texas in 2002 with a master’s in Fine Arts in Ceramics. Rose remained in North Texas after graduating and has an ever-growing list of curious things she has done as an artist. Currently, she holds a faculty position at Richland College. In addition to teaching, Jen Rose has exhibited regionally and nationally. Highlights include a solo exhibition at the Dallas Contemporary in 2010 and at Carneal Simmons Gallery in 2018. In November 2019 she launched a one-person show at the Morean Center for Clay in St. Petersburg, Florida. She creates her artworks in Dallas where she lives with her art historian husband, and history-loving teenage daughter.”
On View: April 15, 2021 | 12–5 pm
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