Jen Pack, ‘MULTI TRAPEZOID PATCHWORK’, Exhibit by Aberson

Jen Pack’s fabric constructions are created to allow light to pass through them, combining the effects of ambient light and translucent fabric. Using commercially available rather than hand dyed silk, the works are actually collages arranged from available color. Investigating color theory and the interaction of color is the main function of Pack’s work. But unlike the typical association of color theory as hard edged, the works are organic rather than clean lined - as are patterns and forms in nature. The work marries the imperfect quality of the handmade with the sameness and regularity of machine stitching. Pack strives to integrate hybrid ideas: straddling the fence between craft and art, color theory and the rawness of an emotional response to intense color, and reinterpreting formal minimalism in the context of a feminine convention.

Jen Pack earned her BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, and has exhibited her work in a number of galleries throughout San Los Angeles, and Portland. Pack’s unique works in chiffon have been reviewed by the LA Times and Artweek


Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2016 Irregularities, Durango Art Center Art Library, Durango, CO

2012 UnQuiet Chroma, Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA

2010 subsuming chaos, Fort Lewis College Art Gallery, Durango, CO

2007 Thought Forms, 301 Bocana Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006 New Work, Pulliam Deffenbaugh, Portland, OR

2005 Extrusions, Sarah Lee Artworks and Projects, Santa Monica, CA

         Threadworks, ampersand international arts, San Francisco, CA

2003 r o y g b p, Gallery 364 Hayes, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 Trifecta, exhibit by aberson, Tulsa, OK

2013 Juried Exhibition-in-Print, New American Paintings, West 108

    Perception: Color | Line | Pattern, Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada,             CO

2011 Recrafting History, Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Natural Cycles: Art in the Forest, Tryon Creek State Park, Portland, OR

        Blurring the Line - The Art of Thread, Pulliam Deffenbaugh, Portland, OR

        Raw Boundaries, KN Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007 Juried Exhibition-in-Print, New American Paintings, Pacific Coast 73

        Fine Art Collection, U.S. Embassy permanent exhibition, Accra, Ghana

2006 New Lines: Drawn, Stitched and Sculpted, Spur Projects, Portola Valley, CA

        Momentum, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

        Ocean Beach: Duneweed, part of National Psyche, The Lab, SF, CA

2005 Conceptual Craft, RPS Collective, Oakland, CA

        Serendip, White Box Gallery, New York, NY

        Introductions, Pulliam Deffenbaugh, Portland, OR

2004 Common Thread, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

        Imbued, Gallery at Thoreau Center, San Francisco, CA

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