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About Jessica Drenk

Interested in archeology and paleontology, Jessica Drenk transforms mass-produced commercial products such as books, PVC piping, and toilet paper into organic forms that resonate with their material origins. In her book sculptures, Drenk cuts and carves old volumes into fossil-like structures that she coats with wax, lending them a smooth and earthen patina. The play between form and material draws a parallel between the archival impulses of books and archaeology, and posits a common fate for all objects. “On a long enough time scale, there is no difference between manmade and nature; in the life cycle of objects, everything eventually returns to the earth,” Drenk has said.

American, b. 1980, Montana, based in South Carolina

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Carte Blanche:, Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington
2015
Ten Years of Artists' Books, Seager Gray Gallery
2015
Ad Infinitum, Galleri Urbane, Dallas
2014
An Allegory of Algorithms and Aesthetics, Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Ad Infinitum, Galleri Urbane, Dallas
2014
An Allegory of Algorithms and Aesthetics, Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Carte Blanche:, Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington
2015
Art Silicon Valley San Francisco, Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington
2015
Ten Years of Artists' Books, Seager Gray Gallery
2015
2015
The Art of the Book, Seager Gray Gallery
2014
The Art of the Book, Seager Gray Gallery
2014
Women's Work, Seager Gray Gallery
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