October 20 @ 5:00 pm - December 23 @ 5:00 pm
Artist Jennifer York presents a lively collection of her stunningly intricate papercut art in a downtown exhibition at the Museum of Art – DeLand. Explorations include her “Carousel Books,” encasing collapsible multilayered ink illustrations, “Shadow Houses,” architecturally detailed and hand-cut on the streets of Europe, “Epic Papercuts” created on a large scale from tyvek housewrap and “Mirrored Vistas” composed of vintage mirrors and scenic papercut overlays.
“Exploration leads to inspiration, so I wander and draw from direct observation,” York explains. “The imagery I collect is then arranged into evocative, thought-provoking new compositions by layering ink illustrations with intricate papercut patterns. I continue to explore and create new histories in this magical world.”
York grew up in rural Indiana, earned a BFA in Sculpture with Art History minor from Pratt Institute and an MFA in Fibers from Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2003, she founded Jennythreads Studio in Asheville, North Carolina, producing fine handmade apparel for stylish women, crafting an independent, creative living for 19 years. After traveling to a dozen countries for four month-long international art residencies in 2018-19, Jen relocated to Charleston, South Carolina, in 2020. She retired from Jennythreads and shifted her creative focus to fine art full-time shortly thereafter. Since then she has been a Gibbes Museum of Art Visiting Artist and has exhibited at the Gibbes Museum (Charleston, South Carolina), Artfields (Lake City, South Carolina), the Annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (North Charleston, South Carolina), and the Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina ).
Learn more about the artist at: jennifer-york.com.
Jennifer York: Constructed Realities
October 20 – December 23, 2023
Museum of Art – DeLand, Downtown Gallery
100 N. Woodland Blvd. DeLand, Florida 32720
Admission: Members Free | Non-Members $5
Top Image: Jennifer York, Broken Spiral, 2022, Papercut and ink in vintage suitcase, 23 x 30 x 4 in.