My Account My Lightboxes Create Account Submissions Guidelines Help
[ ARTIST ARCHIVE ]
  ARTIST PORTFOLIO  
 
Jenn Brehm
updated: 12/02/2010
website: hijennbrehm.wordpress.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
Click thumbnails for full view:
 
Triad
Undressing
Numero Series
Numero 2 (from Numero Series)
Numero 8 (from Numero series)
Twelve Imaginary Sculptures
Sliced Head (from Twelve Imaginary Sculptures)
Body Box (from Twelve Imaginary Sculptures)
Dude
Woman Speaking (Smoker's Teeth)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  figurative, gestural, collage, meditative, geometric, surreal, pattern
 
 
Triad by Jenn Brehm
Triad
gouache, acrylic, ink and pencil on paper and mat board
2010
26" " x  32" " 
Undressing by Jenn Brehm
Undressing
gouache, acrylic and pencil on paper and rubber-coated mat board
2010
16" " x  20" " 
Numero Series by Jenn Brehm
Numero Series
gouache on paper and collaged mat board
2010
35" " x  82" " 
Numero 2 (from Numero Series) by Jenn Brehm
Numero 2 (from Numero Series)
gouache on paper and collaged mat board
2010
16" " x  12" " 
Numero 8 (from Numero series) by Jenn Brehm
Numero 8 (from Numero series)
gouache on paper and collaged mat board
2010
16" 16 " x  22" 22 " 
Twelve Imaginary Sculptures by Jenn Brehm
Twelve Imaginary Sculptures
gouache, ink and pencil on paper
2010
45" " x  49" " 
Sliced Head (from Twelve Imaginary Sculptures) by Jenn Brehm
Sliced Head (from Twelve Imaginary Sculptures)
gouache, ink and pencil on paper
2010
13" " x  10" " 
Body Box (from Twelve Imaginary Sculptures) by Jenn Brehm
Body Box (from Twelve Imaginary Sculptures)
gouache and pencil on paper
2010
13" " x  10" " 
Dude by Jenn Brehm
Dude
gouache and collage on paper
2010
20" " x  13" " 
Woman Speaking (Smoker's Teeth) by Jenn Brehm
Woman Speaking (Smoker's Teeth)
gouache and collage on paper
2010
9.5" " x  6.5" " 

Artist Statement

 

Visually, my work consists of stylized figuration, dissolving into abstraction, and executed in gouache, ink pencil and collage on paper.  In my recent work, collaged mat board interests with the drawn image, both as a frame and as an integral element of the work.

In my work this year, I have introduced sourced imagery into my usually very personal, intuitive process.  I often follow a stream of consciousness technique, whereby spontaneous thoughts become the subject of the piece.  “Dude” and “Woman Speaking” are examples of images that I created during an unstructured session of intuitive drawing, while the series “Twelve Imaginary Sculptures” is an example of the process entering into a more structured project.  In the Numero Series, “Triad” and “Undressing”, I have introduced sourced imagery.  In the Numero series, I have appropriated images from a photo shoot in the fashion magazine Numero.  “Triad” and “Undressing” incorporate figures from an Urban Outfitters catalog.  I took these images out of their context as aspirational sales materials and manipulated, layers, dissolved, cut and pasted them into fields of gesture, shape and color.  The abstract compositions are inspired by mystical and New Age imagery.

The figures act as proxies for the viewer and myself to engage in the process of self-discovery begun in the stream of consciousness drawings, as they navigate the imaginative abstractions.  But, through their empty receptiveness, I also question the authenticity of the revelations that may be had there.


 

 

Artist Bio / CV

 

Jenn Brehm

Born 1983 in Babylon, NY

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

 

Education

2005 B.A. in Studio Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

 

Exhibitions

2010 Physical Center, St.Cecilia’s Convent, Brooklyn, NY

English Kills Minor, English Kills Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

The Box Which Contains the World, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY

Spazi Segreti, or Mendacity, Mood, Centotto, Brooklyn, NY

Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY

Forged Collaborations / Collaborative Forgeries, Centotto, Brooklyn, NY

2009 Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY

2008 The Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY

2007 The Interesting Thing, The Troutfarm, Brooklyn, NY

2006 One Night, One Piece, The Troutfarm, Brooklyn, NY

2005 The Deep End, UBS Exhibition Space, Bard College, NY

 

Performances and Events

2010 Hayseed & Squirrel’s Moonshine Tasting, Fred Torres Gallery, New York, NY

Threads #2 Zine Launch, PPOW Gallery, New York, NY

2009 Fall Collection, curated by Jennifer Sullivan, New York Art Book Fair, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY

Recession Runway, curated by Jennifer Sullivan, NADA Emerging Artist Party, New York, NY

 

Publications

2010 Threads issue #2 – co-editor and collaborating artist

2009 Threads Issue #1 – co-editor and collaborating artist

 

Artist Talks

2010 The Ricotta Collaborations, Centotto, Brooklyn, NY