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To the Power Of ? Jen Stark

September 28, 2012

Paper artist Jen Stark is about to open her first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, titled To the Power Of. The exhibition opens today September 28 and takes place at Martha Otero Gallery. Jen Stark's work is instantly recognizable for its breathtaking color spectrums rendered in mind-bending forms cut from paper, wood and other organic materials. Here's a clip from the press release: Stark's sculptures seemingly reconstruct elements of time, nature and the cosmos on an exponential scale. She draws inspiration for her works from the rhythmic visual qualities of mandalas and other such sacred objects, while they simultaneously behave like the imagery of topographic maps, geometric repetitions and three-dimensional prisms. This aligns directly with her interest in mathematics: ‘to the power of…' being a statement of exponential growth also infers the definition of ‘power' as both the possession of physical or mental control and the fortitude to act decisively. Her unique experience working with fibers is displayed in her delicately constructed patterns, which resemble the flowing movements of fabric versus the perceived rigidity her actual core materials. Stark's unflinching attention to physical detail and a commitment to shaping the object into something far beyond its origins result in a body of [...]

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