CARNEAL SIMMONS CONTEMPORARY // SEPT09 // 5-8.30PM
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CARNEAL SIMMONS CONTEMPORARY
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Jen Pack
Resonant Fragments
September 9, 2017 through November 11, 2017.

“Many of the works in this show, Resonant Fragments, incorporate fragments of prior pieces into
new ones. This synthesis is a physical manifestation of an attempt to subsume ambiguity and
attain clarity. The work is made through an activity of intense seeing: seeing into the depths
of color, looking past outer distractions to meaning that resides within deconstructed forms,
listening to the hum of murmuring color.
A couple of the pieces are earlier thread works that have resurfaced after receiving renewed
interest this year. It is gratifying to re-visit past pieces with new eyes; it is an integration that
lays a foundation for moving forward…”
Dark Edges Collapsing, 2017 (right detail)
61”w x 46”h x 3”d
fabric, thread, wood
“I have always been profoundly
responsive to color and the sensations
color can provoke. My work has been
described as an artistic oxymoron: both
loud and quiet, solid and transparent,
hand-made and precise, delicate and
aggressive, exuberant and restrained,
formal and emotional. It is a reflection
of me, an artist of blended culture who
is both loud and quiet, urban and rural,
delicate and aggressive, masculine
and feminine, adventurous and
routine.” —Jen Pack Jen Pack received
a BFA from Art Center College of Design
in Pasadena, CA in 1997 and an MLIS
from San Jose State University in 2008.
Jen was born in the stormy seaside
climate of rural northwest Oregon in
1976 and now resides in the sparse arid
beauty of southwest New Mexico. She
misses the ocean, but finds solace in
the high desert. Pack’s work has been
exhibited at institutions including the
Cornell Art Museum, Delray Beach, FL,
the Gallery at Thoreau Center, San
Francisco, CA, the Korean Cultural
Center, Los Angeles, CA, the Arvada
Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO, the
Durango Art Center Art Library,
Durango, CO, along with the RPS
Collective, in Oakland, CA. Notably,
the artist has work in the United States
Embassy’s permanent collection
located in Accra, Ghana.
High Condensation, 2017
Approximately 24”w x 109”h x 4”d
fabric, thread, wood
Jen’s textile works have been featured in publications such as New American Paintings, Arte Fuse,
The Journal of Cloth and Culture, American Craft Magazine, art ltd., The Oregonian, Portland
Tribune, LA Times, Patron Magazine, and Artweek. Arte Fuse awarded Pack the title of
“Undisputed Queen of Fabric Based Art.”