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Current Exhibition

Beastiary: Jodi Colella

January 14 - February 5, 2016

Reception: Thursday, January 21, 6 to 8 pm

GROTESQUE, BUT ENDEARING

Jodi Colella Unleashes a Fabric Menagerie at the Chandler Gallery

CAMBRIDGE, MA (December 8, 2015) – “I’ve been interested in expressing humanity in the form of reconstructed stuffed animals,” says artist Jodi Colella. Inspired by her recent residency in Shenzhen, China, and by medieval bestiaries that assign symbolic virtues (and vices) to different species, Colella transforms children’s toys to address themes of identity, loss, and consumer culture. Shana Dumont Garr, author of Colella’s upcoming catalog, likens the exhibit to “a cabinet of curiosities sprung to life.”

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Jodi Colella
Feeler

Mixed Media, 2015


Jodi Colella
SKIN DEEP

stuffed dog, mixed fibers, bronze paint, patina, 6x6x3.5 in, 2015

 




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