In a time where paper craft and sculpture seem to be the new black, we’ve become accustomed with seeing the pages of magazines, blog and books alike being awash with said technique. You could be forgiven for getting a little disheartened by it all, but here to re instate your faith is Jen Stark. She has a show in New York that has just entered it’s final week and if you needed any encouragement to go and have a look, here’s a few more pics from the show.
Jen lives and works in Florida, and ‘The Beginning of the End’ sees her combine paper sculptures and drawings, as well as introducing new mediums such as mirrors and wood.
Her use of colour and attention to detail never fails to excite, and the idea of looking at these pieces close up and personal is almost too much. When looking at the works on screen I almost try and convince myself that they can’t be real, an intricacy that is surely made possible by a clever trick of the lens or a photoshop technician. However, deep down I know these objects actually exist in three dimensions and that they have been cut by a human hand with a simple scalpel.
Whether or not you like their aesthetic (and I don’t know how you couldn’t) this is a show with an inherent difference to so many others. Stark’s interest to find beauty in the odd will you leave feeling clumsy, heavy handed and inadequate. So, what are you waiting for? The show runs until June 21st…
LMAKprojects, 139 Eldridge Street, New York.
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