JEN PACK: New American Paintings

November 12th, 2013

Jen Pack - Unquiet Chroma - I Am A Cube


We are proud to announce that gallery artist Jen Pack is featured in New American Paintings, issue # 108

“The driving impulse behind the work is the interweaving of contrasts, oppositions, and normative coloration. Small, distinct pieces retain their integrity while they are reordered and fused to become a new whole. This is the reason the works are collaged rather than invented: the color is already speaking . . . sequence and placement (or displacement) allow it to sing…”

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JEN PACK: UnQuiet Chroma

December 15th, 2012
Jen Pack - Unquiet Chroma - I Am A Cube

Jen Pack – I am a cube!, 2012 – 58 ½” x 58 ½” x 3 1/2″ – chiffon/thread/wood

JEN PACK: UnQuiet Chroma

November 3 – December 15, 2012

PRESS RELEASE : For Immediate Release

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present UnQuiet Chroma, a solo exhibition of new works by Colorado- based artist Jen Pack. The exhibition will run from November 3 – December 15, 2012 with an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, November 3rd from 6 – 8PM.

UnQuiet Chroma is a reference to the artist’s unique perception of color. From a young age, Pack sensed she could feel or hear colors, an extra sense beyond the visual. This synesthesia, or union of senses, is undoubtedly a primary motivator for the artist and explains her intense focus on color in her abstract textile collages.

The finished work is the result of dualities in process, materials and perception. It begins with
disassembly and reassembly. The artist starts by machine stitching together strips of vividly-hued chiffon, moshi fabric and cotton. This is a quiet meditative exercise, a process familiar and comfortable for the artist, who grew up seeing her mother and sisters sewing in the home. With so many pieces of varying thicknesses and elasticities sewn together, the result is an unruly assemblage of texture.

Next the artist begins to stretch the fabric onto a wooden frame, a process of intense physicality, yielding sweat, sore thumbs and shoulders for the artist, and sometimes rips and tears for the fabric collage. The stretching begins to tame and smooth out the fabric. Unexpected variations in how sections respond to the force of stretching can create the most interesting parts of the work. Often the piece will require multiple stretchings, until the surface is smooth and the pattern emerges.

The finished work has the appearance of digital pixelation, belying the rigorous and tactile hand-crafted quality of the work. There is a tension as the process emerges as “too clean” and the hand of the artist is superseded by precision. For Pack, it is on that edge where the work “sings”.

Jen Pack lives and works in Durango, Colorado. She received her BFA from Art Center College of
Design in Pasadena, CA in 1997 and her MLIS from San Jose State University in 2008. Reviews of her
work have appeared in New American Paintings, ArtWeek, Art LTD and The Los Angeles Times among

Taylor De Cordoba is located at 2660 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036. 310.559.9156

TAYLOR DE CORDOBA: Aqua Miami Art Fair 2012

November 27th, 2012

Hadley Holliday, One With The Sun, 2012
72" x 54" – Acrylic, oil and gold leaf on canvas
Aqua Art Fair, Booth 110
December 6 – 9, 2012
1530 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

VIP Preview Opening
Wednesday, December 5, 2012: 7:30 – 11 pm

Museum Day
Thursday, December 6, 2012: noon – 9pm
Free entry to the fair for all art museum members worldwide – just show your membership card!

Public Hours:
Thursday, December 6: noon – 9pm
Friday, December 7: 11am – 9pm
Saturday, December 8: 11am – 9pm
Sunday, December 9: 11am – 4pm

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to participate in the upcoming AQUA Contemporary Art Fair, Miami. The gallery will be exhibiting new work by Hadley Holliday and Danielle Nelson Mourning. In addition, gallery artist Jen Pack’s outdoor installation Babel Shield was selected for Aqua’s special programming for exhibition in the courtyard for the duration of the fair.

Please visit Taylor De Cordoba in Booth 110.

For more information, please contact Heather Taylor at or 310-559-9156.

JEN PACK: Art Wednesday

November 8th, 2012

“When Harry Potter was young he found out he was a wizard, when Jen Pack was a child, she sensed that she could hear colours. We can’t all be wizards, but we think hearing colours is a pretty cool skill, particularly if you’re an artist and can put it to good use. This colour sense is unsurprisingly Pack’s main artistic driving force and she channels it into making colourful abstract textile collages that are beautiful to look at – we certainly wouldn’t mind seeing one on our walls. To create the collages she stitches together strings of multi-coloured chiffon, cotton and moshi fabric, assembling layers of thread and fabric over one another. She then stretches the fabric over a wooden frame – an intensely physical process that requires blood, sweat and tears, especially if the fabric rips mid-procedure. Once the fabric has been stretched, Pack smooths it out producing striking pixelated abstract works that look as though they’ve been painted – no easy feat. The results are magical – a trick of the eye that bely the way they were made. Perhaps Pack does have wizarding powers too?”

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