The Beginning of the End
LMAKprojects is pleased to announce The Beginning of the End a solo exhibition by Jen Stark. This exhibit will be a combination of paper sculptures and drawings, which introduces new mediums such as mirrors and wood.
With The beginning of the End Stark takes us down the rabbit hole and reveals a thorough study of color and metamorphosis of forms and volumes. The work is labor intensive and displays a controlled methodology, but once the amzement of craft abides, the viewer succumbs and loses him-sef in the color intensity of the sculptures' obsessive nature. Though the creation is meticulous the outcome feels like an exploration into an undiscovered world, which in part is driven by her interest to find beauty in the odd. Stark's investigation and stamina grant us an oppurtunity to view and experience the undiscovered through form, color and material: a new interpretation of the sacred object and its conjuring revelations. She offers a new take on the nature of illusion, divinity and psychedelic given form through mystery and a sens of eternity.
The work exposes Stark's struggle, exploration and growth as her mark becomes more complex and reaffirms her stance as an artist. Her career has grown significantly since our last exhibit. She attracted significant attention with How to Become Millionaire in 100 days in which she had hand cut 1 million pieces of paper to address the desire of becoming a millionaire and create a statement about the yper commercialized art market. With this new body of work Stark reminds us of what is, what was, and what is to come.
Jen Stark (1983) currently lives and works in Miami, Florida. She has had several solo and group shows throughout the United-States and Europe: Solo Exhibition The Art Gallery at Government Center, Miami, FL, Much-much, Civilian Art Projects, Washington, DC, Under the Influence Girl's Club Collection, Ft Lauderdale, FL Optic Nerve X, MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), North Miami, FL Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami, FL, Ai Gallery, Chicago, IL, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA, Cubicle Ten Gallery, Baltimore and a group show at the college gallery of Aix-en-Provence, France. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2005, Magna Cum Laude, and spent half a year in Aix-en-Provence, France as part of Study Abroad Program.