New Work by Jennifer Baker and Fara’h Salehi
January 13 – February 5, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 6 – 9 PM
Featuring InLiquid Artist Jennifer Baker.
ART 101 will present new work by Jennifer Baker and Fara’h Salehi in an exhibition that runs from Friday, January 13 through Sunday, February 5. An opening reception will be held on Friday, January 13 from 6 to 9 pm.
Jennifer Baker’s paintings and monoprints reflect the ongoing deconstruction and reassembling of her Philadelphia neighborhood, an area much like Williamsburg. After the fires, demolitions, and deindustrialization, a new neighborhood emerged, shorn of memory and the familiar. A few old landmarks remain, mostly church steeples and domes. “I have captured them as they are — visible now only in small glimpses between the giant new townhouses,” she says.
Fara’h Salehi looks at the ordinary and extracts the unexpected in her welded metal sculptures. “My work focuses on the underdog, the seemingly insignificant species that we take for granted” she says. She has fabricated a squadron of drone surveillance pigeons, embedded with video cameras, which will monitor gallery activity.
Jennifer Baker is a painter and sculptor working in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, where she has been documenting neighborhood transformation for 30 years. She has shown extensively in both Philadelphia and New York, most recently at La Mama Experimental Theater Club where her exhibit “Portraits of People on the Move” was part of the La MaMa Moves Festival.
Fara’h Salehi has a degree from Pratt in industrial design. She is a metal fabricator and welder. “What I love about metal is that I feel it’s a living organic material, it’s warm & forgiving. It also has memory – metal holds what you give it.” Salehi lives and works in Brooklyn.
Art 101 is located at 101 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211. The gallery is in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn and is open from 1 to 6, Friday through Sunday, and by appointment. 718-302-2242 www.art101brooklyn.com. The gallery is wheelchair accessible.