Archipelago, a solo show by artist Jenny Kendler
November 26 - December 31, 2011
In Archipelago, Kendler’s intricate drawings, sculptures and installations suggest the possibility of an intimate and visceral relationship with nature. While cross-pollinating genres and media, Kendler employs the visual languages of fragility, ornamentation and intricacy to echo the subtle and mysterious relationships of the natural world.
Jenny Kendler was born in 1980 in New York City (raised in Richmond!), and lives and works in Chicago. She holds a BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such at Exit Art (NYC), Claremorris Gallery (Ireland), The Yeosu Art Festival (Korea), The Contemporary Artists Center (Mass.), Ellen Curlee Gallery (St. Louis), NorthEastern University (Boston) and Root Division (San Francisco). In Chicago, she has shown at venues including Johalla Projects, Columbia College, Kasia Kay Art Projects, The Co-Prosperity Sphere and the NEXT and MDW Fairs. She is a 2011-12 artist in residence at the Chicago Artists’ Coalition’s BOLT Residency, and will have a solo show there in October 2012.
Kendler is co-founder of the not-for-profit Endangered Species Print Project and a member of the artist collective Henbane. A portion of all profits from her work is donated to support biodiversity and environmental justice.
For more information and images contact:
John Pollard - Director
Archipelago is free and open to the public. The show opens with an Artist’s Reception on Saturday, November 26th from 6pm - 9pm, and will be on view until December 31st with gallery hours Wed-Sat from 12-6pm