Jennifer Kim Sohn

 

I use needlework, recycled materias and clothing references to unfold the layers and complexities of the environmental and social issues. I find that the intimacy of our clothing and textiles evokes a sense of familiarity which I can use to bring issues usually too uncomfortable or abstract  for honest engagement. The stories resident in my recycled materials often enrich the stories of the piece that I am creating. I find that the creative reuse of objects can help communicate the issues I address: for example, in Toxic Habits I put ubiquitous soda bottles into a new context-- a lab specimen jars,  the recycled embroidery hoops to stand in as honeycombs in Spoonful of Honey and a chicken wire is woven with strips of wax paper and transforms into a bee hive in shape of a woman’s torso in The Lost Tribe .

 

My artistic goal is to present the work in such a way that these complex issues are presented in intellectually stimulating and visually haunting way for the viewers.

 

Websites:

Upcoming Shows

Facets

BlueLine Gallery. 405 Vermont St, Roseville, CA

Sept 12- Nov 15, Opening Reception 5-7pm

http://richmondartcenter.org/exhibitions/body-as-agent-changing-fashion-art/

Recent Shows

Swarm

Annmarie Scupture Garden. https://www.annmariegarden.org/

Body As Agent http://richmondartcenter.org/exhibitions/body-as-agent-changing-fashion-art/

Biodiversity/Extinction International Juried Exhibition

New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St. Queens NY

http://www.asci.org/artikel1434.html


Quotation Marks

San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA

Nov 7-Dec 15

Vergeart.com//studios

fiberdimensions.com/sohn/gallery.html


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Glances

Lost Tribe

Culture Shock

Family Ties

Patterns

Fragile