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Jennifer Howison

lost

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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Touching on themes of folk narrative and fantasy with a haunting, deliberately naive aesthetic, Jennifer Howison's installation depicts a three-dimensional landscape of a minute female doll lost in a forest of bowling pins. Elements such as cracks and chips in the veneer of the objects as well as well as a large, painted bowling pin looking down, God-like, from the ceiling imbue dark, macabre undertones to this fable. On the corner wall behind the three-dimensional landscape, a Magritte-like cloudscape in the abstracted form of a bowling pin emerges hauntingly from the walls.

Curated by Heather Pesanti

When

2008

About The Artist

With influences ranging from native folk paintings to the colorful and bold symbols of street art, Jennifer's style is a straightforward, graphic technique using gouache and acrylic that shows an apparently playful world infused with subtle personalities and unexpected dialogues.

Touching on themes of folk narrative and fantasy with a haunting, deliberately naive aesthetic, Jennifer Howison's installation depicts a three-dimensional landscape of a minute female doll lost in a forest of bowling pins. Elements such as cracks and chips in the veneer of the objects as well as well as a large, painted bowling pin looking down, God-like, from the ceiling imbue dark, macabre undertones to this fable. On the corner wall behind the three-dimensional landscape, a Magritte-like cloudscape in the abstracted form of a bowling pin emerges hauntingly from the walls.

Curated by Heather Pesanti

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