Gray Contemporary presents Jen Rose: "Fever of Monsters" opening reception
During the fleeting trough of COVID waves in the late Spring 2021, Jen Rose returned to Juneau, Alaska to research monsters. With a scientist as a guide at low-tide, she spent hours investigating the squirting clams and moored Christmas sea anemones. Locals took her to shipwrecks, collapsed mines, and on boats, where she pulled Dungeness crab from the cold water.
"Fever of Monsters" was born of these experiences. In magical environments, the creatures that go unobserved might as well be monsters. This group of work, this “fever of monsters,” much like the low-tides that expose the mysterious bottom-dwellers, reveals a natural world filled with unknown life.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until November 24.