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Untitled, 2011 Watercolor and Gouache on Paper 41 X 53.5 Inches | 104.1 X 135.9 Cm © Claire Oliver Gallery
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Untitled (detail), 2011 Watercolor and Gouache on Paper 41 X 53.5 Inches | 104.1 X 135.9 Cm © Claire Oliver Gallery
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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
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Mirror in a Terrarium , 2011 Watercolor and Gouache on Paper 44 X 30 Inches | 111.8 X 76.2 Cm © Claire Oliver Gallery
Strange Blooms

513 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
January 5th, 2012 - February 11th, 2012
Opening: January 5th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.claireoliver.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
chelsea
EMAIL:  
info@claireoliver.com
PHONE:  
212.929.5949
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 10-6

DESCRIPTION

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.