America in Technicolor: Jen Stark’s Mass Appeal

If it were just up to Miami, Jen Stark wouldn’t be “the next big thing.” She’d already be the big thing.

Born in Miami, Stark returned from art school to take the region by storm. Since the early 2000s, her work has received accolades from all the Florida newspapers, garnered first prize at MOCA North Miami’s 10th annual Optic Nerve Film Festival, and earned her South Florida Cultural Consortium’s Visual and Media Artist Fellowship.

Now it’s the rest of the world’s turn to take notice, and notice it certainly has. One of Stark’s pieces resides in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. She’s been asked to participate in interviews with PBS Arts. Now Stark’s first solo exhibition opens in Los Angeles (where’s she recently relocated) at Martha Otero Gallery.

To the Power Of includes works in paper, wood, and other organic materials that, together, comprise a boundless Technicolor dreamscape. The show’s sculptural work interplays geometric patterns and form, a process that ultimately exudes rhythm and balance. Stark’s pieces make her audience hyper-aware—of time, of mind, of space, and of belonging to something much greater than themselves.

To The Power Of
September 28th – November 10th, 2012
Opening Reception: September 28th 6-9PM
Martha Otero Gallery

Kit Warchol