Party Dresses for the New Year New You
In an extravagant, wholehearted homage to the familiar forms of fashion and the associated joys of holiday window shopping, 266 W 37th will be temporarily converted into an illuminated workspace where fantastical dresses are fabricated from paper and charcoal, wire, glass, mirrors and glue.
Paper dresses crafted by hand in the perennial language of drawing are an elegy to the end of our opulence. The dressmaker’s dedication to familiar forms is achingly sincere. The paper dresses are un-wearable.
Jennifer Wroblewski is a recipient of a 2009 NYFA Fellowship in Printmaking, Drawing and Book Arts. Exhibitions include TIMELESS: The Art of Drawing at the Morris Museum (2009), Drawing in the Expanded Field at Colorado State University (2010), and Contemporary Mark Making: Blurring the Lines Between Drawing and Writing at the Alpan Gallery (2010). She teaches in the Painting and Drawing Board of Study at the School of Art and Design at Purchase College (SUNY).