Don’t Make A Scene // Solo Exhibition at Greenpoint Hill, Brooklyn
Jenn Dierdorf // Don’t Make a Scene
October 18 –November 18, 2018
Reception October 26th, 6-9 pm Greenpoint Hill 100 Freeman Street Brooklyn, New York
Don’t Make a Scene is an exhibition of paintings by Brooklyn artist Jenn Dierdorf. Her work uses the artistic and cultural trope of the flower still-life as both an exploration in painting, and a symbolic gesture that looks at gender, identity and cultural boundaries. Historically flower painting has been a pastime relegated to women and seen as a devalued art form. Dierdorf’s commitment to the subject of flowers is related to how others perceive female identity and art by women. Dierdorf’s renditions of flowers are simultaneously elevated and complicated by scale, materials and abstraction. She incorporates a variety of pattern, mark-making, cartoon line and decoration in an attempt to both stray from, and reinforce conventional ideas of this artistic motif. The title of the show comes from the cautionary phrase on behavioral etiquette and refers to the displacement of the flowers in the paintings. The show’s reception coincides with Greenpoint Gallery Night, the twice-a-year gallery crawl highlighting exhibition spaces throughout Greenpoint. Select neighborhood galleries will be open late on Friday, October 26th, from 6-9pm. Visit www.greenpointgalleries.org for more information and a custom map to help navigate the event.
Greenpoint Hill is located at 100 Freeman Street, Brooklyn, New York 11222. Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday 12-6pm, or by appointment. Please contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.