After a thrilling Instillation at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris The Beast Boutique has been invited to Tokyo!
From mid November to mid January 2019, I will be performing with a delightful cast of characters at Le Forum, Ginza Maison Hermès.
The Hermès Foundation is wonderfully generous, but I need funding to help cover living, travel, and production expenses.
I am thrilled to offer these presents for donations:
Every donation of any amount receives a signed Zine and stickers
$25 small surprise print, drawing or sculpture (unlimited)
$50 surprise One of a kind Tee Shirt ( xs-xl) , or Scarf (limit 30)
$100 small surprise box of art magic-drawings, sculptures, costumes, photographs, ephemera (limit 50)
$200 Tapestry (36 x 54 )or photograph (24 x36 )(limit 30)
$250 medium surprise box of art magic-drawings, sculptures, costumes, photographs,ephemera (limit 30)
$ 300 Pooka (limit 15)
$500 large surprise box of art magic -drawings, sculptures, costumes, photographs, ephemera (limit 20)
$550 Doll Created in Hermès Residency (limit 20)
$700 Pooka displayed in both Paris and Tokyo Exhibition from the collection of James Allen Swainbank (Limit 20)
$1000 choice of large sculpture (limit 10)
All works come with certificate of authenticity.
Biography: Jennifer Vinegar Avery is a graduate of Brown University. She/they has worked extensively in arts education/empowerment for youth and in production deign for theatre. Vinegar was the first American to become an Artist in Residence for the Hermès Foundation in France, where she made a body of textile work in the Hermès silk factory just outside of Lyon. In November 2018 the work will travel to Tokyo, Japan. http://www.maisonhermes.jp/en/ginza/le-forum/archives/774099/
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Pupa, Poubelles, or les Betes
perfromance two, France
made with the support of the foundation d'enterprise Hermes
Personal Artist Statement: Perhaps more than anything else I am interested in empathy. I am obsessed with textures and like to feel haptically, corporeally and emotionally. I have found the experiences of opposites aids this experience. Much of my work takes on the aspects of childhood and fairy tale through the lenses of a cherished nightmare and personal identity. I am fond of coloring books, playing dress-up, magical animals and dolls. I am often seduced by research of “feminine labor” from bobbin lace weaving to spinning/ designing fibers to fashion design to preparing desserts. I thoroughly enjoy combining high and low tech disciplines, such as paper mache and the Adobe Design Suit.
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