Jennifer Poon: Lost and Found

The work of Bay Area painter Jennifer Poon comes to life in a new exhibition that includes a rare first for the artist: a sculptural installation echoing the fragility and sentiment of her delicate watercolors. Using fabric, vellum, and stone, this monumental-scale installation integrates seamlessly with the paintings and drawings also on display. A massive tree branch sprouts from one wall, dripping long strands of Chinese paper dolls, while a large kite flies overhead, constructed of parchment and covered in the artist’s drawings. The kite is tethered to the earth by silken strings, whose opposing ends are each wrapped around a different human organ sculpted from alabaster. Precariously pinned to the wall and presiding over the entire installation are thirty-five silkscreened portraits of the artist. Taken as a whole, the installation reveals the artist’s fleeting moment of self-discovery, seducing the viewer in the process.

This exhibition is sponsored by Michael Napollielo Jr., and Gallery C.