Saturday, January 24, 2009

Jennifer Barrett's work at Eastern Edge Gallery

January 10th - February 21st, 2009

JENNIFER BARRETT (NL): Werebears and Only Children.

A multi-media installation including painting, sculpture and video projection based on a comic strip, Werebears and Only Children. The paintings from the comic strip are presented in the gallery on scale and at viewing height to sculptural characters of the comic strip itself. These characters then end up critiquing themselves.The sculptural figures are approximately 4 feet tall complete with speech bubbles where video dialogue ensues.

Jennifer Barrett is a painter and a printmaker and member of the board of directors of St. Michael's Printshop. She currently works as a commercial screen printer. Her work revolves around the extrapolation of blind contour drawings and the modification of autobiographical comics. She is a big fan of non-traditional comic artists, many of whom deal with personal stories that are often funny, tragic, and simply mundane. Currently she is creating work that brings her comic characters off the printed page and computer screen and into a three-dimensional setting. Her comics can be seen in The Scope and at


Jennifer Barrett is also the artist behind some images for Rattling Books.