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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Saturday afternoon opening at City Gallery in New Haven

City Gallery
994 State St., New Haven, (203) 782-2489
Jennifer Davies: A Mano: New Works in Paper
Oct. 28—Nov. 21, 2010.
Opening Reception: Sat., Oct. 30, 2—5 p.m.

Press release

Jennifer Davies is exhibiting handmade papers in A Mano: New Works in Paper at City Gallery, 994 State Street, New Haven from Oct. 28—Nov. 21. An opening reception is planned for Sat., Oct. 30, from 2—5 p.m. Jennifer will also be in the gallery on Sun., Oct. 31 from 12—4 pm to discuss her work in more detail.

For those unfamiliar with her paper work, Davies processes Asian fibers to make paper into which she includes yarn or etchings. Some sheets are patterned by burn marks, ink or clay, and overlaid with translucent paper. "I am interested in the textures and designs of nature," she explains, "Very often, the imagery in my work suggests the surface of the earth or the sky, seen up close or very far away." Included in this new show are weavings of various shapes, dipped into liquid pulp to make translucent nets. The larger rectangles hang from the ceiling, while small circular ones are combined in collages, or hang on their own, suggesting phases of the moon or planets.

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