Jennifer Wroblewski | Dark Spell, 2015

Printed Matter Specs:
Riso Printed, Painted, Hand Bound with Sari Silk, 2015
Folded "6 x 6" | Unfolded 18" x 18"
Edition of 50 ($50 USD)
Hand Painted Special Edition of 10 ($200 USD)

Dark Spell is a 6” x 6” Riso printed publication, hand bound with recycled Sari silk. The silk is a built-in critique of drawing, the subject of the book's imagery and poetics. Color has its own power; neither words, nor mark can bring its energy to bear. Two large scale drawings mask each side of the unfolded publication which spans 18” x 18”. The darkerdrawing is titled "Silver Stallion Drawing," and the lighter titled "Light Spell." “Dark Spell” includes a short poem comprised of reconfigured lines of seminal writing on drawing and poetry by Jacques Derrida, Harold Bloom, and Josef Albers. 

This artist book was printed by R.JAMPOL collaborator, Endless Editions; a printing/publishing and curatorial project devoted to producing material by and for emerging artists. 

Jennifer Wroblewski is an artist, curator, and adjunct Assistant Professor at SUNY Purchase School of Art+Design. Her practice is comprised mainly of large scale drawing installation and performance. She is a recipient of a 2009 NYFA Fellowship in Drawing, Printmaking and Book Arts, and her work has been reviewed and discussed in the New York Times, the Brooklyn Rail, Hi-Fructose, and the Star-Ledger. Group exhibitions include Timeless: the Art of Drawing at the Morris Museum, Contemporary Mark-Making: Blurring the Lines Between Drawing and Writing at the Alpan Gallery. She has had many solo drawing exhibitions including at A.I.R. Gallery, the A.C. Institute, and chashama. In May of this year, Jennifer presented a 6 hour durational drawing performance at Draw to Perform 2 in London.