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Jen Stark in ReadyMade Magazine

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In the September issue of ReadyMade Magazine in the RE-View section there is an article about Jen Stark and it mentions her show here at Heaven Gallery.

Construction paper and glue hardly evoke visions of fine art. But over the past three years, sculptor Jen Stark has transformed these elementary-school staples into intricate three-dimensional works. While the method itself is simple, the results are astoundingly complex - straightforward shapes are systematically reproduced with slight changes in size or position. It's a process Stark has labeled "evolving repetition," a way of creating hypnotic, rainbow-hued vortices that challenge the constraints of the artist's canvas.

"It's labor-intensive", says the Miami-based 23-year-old. "But I like using such simple materials in a way that they exceed what people think they can do."

Stark began working with paper during a five-month stint in France, where a study-abroad program with a two-suitcase limit and a dismal exchange rate forced her to be resourceful in her choice of materials. "Paper was all I could afford," she says. "So I bought a stack and started cutting, and the sculptures were born."

See Stark's work at Chicago's Heaven Gallery from Sept.14 - Oct.7.

- Jen Trolio (ReadyMade Magazine)