Meet the Artist: Jennifer Sargent

Meet Memphis 2020 artist Jennifer Sargent. A former professor and Director of Exhibitions at Memphis College of Art, Sargent is a leading fiber artist and independent curator based in Memphis. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Fibers from Arizona State University. Whether woven or in another medium, Sargent’s work is full of intricate details and precise patterns.


(in progress) Jennifer Sargent, Mountain and Garden, 2018; Cotton and wool hand-woven tapestry; Courtesy of the artist
 


Jennifer Sargent, Different Sorts of Love, 2016; Watercolor, graphite, archival tape, embroideryfloss on waxed masa paper Diptych, each piece 65 ½ x 10 ¾ inches; Courtesy of the artist

This diptych, Different Sorts of Love, is part of Sargent’s Fairy Tales series. Though a work on paper, the overlapping floral forms and the kaleidoscopic patterns of these two panels are reminiscent of her fiber work. Colorful stylized flowers wind up and down the full length of each piece. On the left, sunnier, warmer jewel tones prevail, while the right panel’s floral patterns are shadowy and muted. Nestled amongst the flowers, familiar figures from classic fairy tales appear. In the upper left, tucked between pink and blue flowers, Cinderella looks down at her single yellow shoe. In the opposite panel, the Big Bad Wolf glowers down toward Little Red Riding Hood.



Enjoy a peak into Sargent's studio and see more of her work at https://jennifersargent.weebly.com/

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Posted by Kristen Rambo at 11:30 AM
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