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Claire Oliver Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Strange Blooms
513 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

January 5th, 2012 - February 11th, 2012
January 5th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Untitled, Jennifer PoonJennifer Poon, Untitled,
2011, Watercolor and gouache on paper, 41 x 53.5 inches | 104.1 x 135.9 cm
© Claire Oliver Gallery
Untitled (detail), Jennifer PoonJennifer Poon, Untitled (detail),
2011, Watercolor and gouache on paper, 41 x 53.5 inches | 104.1 x 135.9 cm
© Claire Oliver Gallery
Wild Dogs: Lying Dog (detail), Jennifer PoonJennifer Poon, Wild Dogs: Lying Dog (detail),
2011, Cotton muslin, hand dyed silk, thread, batting, felted wool, silk waste, aluminum wire, wood, graphite, beeswax, 16 x 23 x 22 inches | 40.6 x 58.4 x 55.9 cm
© Claire Oliver Gallery
Mirror in a Terrarium , Jennifer PoonJennifer Poon, Mirror in a Terrarium ,
2011, Watercolor and gouache on paper, 44 x 30 inches | 111.8 x 76.2 cm
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When conveyed with a delicate hand, dark, heavy subject matter becomes tractable enough for us to approach it, reflect on it, and digest its message. Jennifer Poon accomplishes this in her upcoming solo exhibition “Strange Blooms,” creating a provocative dialogue by juxtaposing her meticulous watercolors with her obsessively crafted fabric sculptures. Mining the relatable from both human and animal subjects, Poon’s studio practice is at once intellectual and emotional; she maximizes the feminine nature of her media while allowing it to express compelling and bleak themes. Cut and sewn paper, gouache, and watercolor along with densely stitched, stained, and sculpted fabrics narrate the Artist’s personal relationship with sorrow, death, and decay. These somber and beautiful meditations on mortality constitute Jennifer Poon’s third solo exhibition with the Gallery. 

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