CASCADE

An NFT project by Jen Stark

5—8 October

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About CASCADE

Phillips is pleased to announce CASCADE — an NFT project by mixed media artist Jen Stark. Open for bidding 5-8 October, the project features three 1/1 NFTs that are inspired by the immersive rooms in Stark’s celebrated interactive exhibition CASCADE, currently on view at The William Vale in Brooklyn. The partnership was brought to life by UTA, who represents Jen Stark. Cascade was produced by Art Market Productions, Joshua Liner Gallery and UTA. In tandem with Phillips’ sale, a selection of additional editioned works will also be offered through Foundation.

The three NFTs in the series are comprised of intergalactic elements that emit a symphony of tones, inspired by the flow of the universe. Drip Cascade, featured above, is a psychedelic waterfall of colors and patterns that ooze down in Stark’s signature style. Inspired by the fabric of the universe and the spiritual realm of the natural world, the result is like a psychedelic camouflage, transporting the viewer to an interdimensional plane. Animation by David Lewandowski. Sound by Charlie Scovill.

Inspired by enigmatic black holes, Stark describes featured work Portal as creating the sensation of flying inside a spinning vortex and entering another dimension. In addition to space and time travel, Portal indirectly references geological formations, topographical maps, and patterns in evolution. Animation by TJ Pulliam. Sound by Jamie Vance.

Kaleidoscopic Waterfall retains influence from sacred geometry as the study concludes with the puddle morphing into kaleidoscopic mandalas straight out of a hallucination. Stark explores what happens to a liquified pattern when it slides, swirls, and congeals into an amorphous blob. Animation by Christopher Rutledge. Sound by Jamie Vance.

Stark’s interactive exhibition experience, CASCADE, is currently on view in Brooklyn through 24 October at The William Vale Hotel. Featuring 6,000 square feet of interactive projections and 3-D mapped environments alongside Stark’s mind-bending paintings and sculptures. Further information about her concurrent Foundation drop can be found here.

Drip Cascade, 2021

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About the Artist

Jen Stark’s art is driven by her interest in conceptualizing visual systems to simulate plant growth, evolution, infinity, fractals, mimetic topographies, and sacred geometries. Using available materials — paper, wood, metal, paint — Stark strives to make work that balances on a razor’s edge of optical seduction and perceptual engagement.

Not limited to the confines of museums and galleries, Stark’s diverse practice — a series of sculptural objects that rely on a commitment to process and hypnotic repetition; charismatic wall works; widely seen murals; and intricately animated films — have been exhibited throughout the world.

Stark was born in Miami, Florida in 1983, and studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, graduating in 2005. Since then, Stark has realized exhibitions globally, with major shows in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Thailand, and Canada. Her work is in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the West Collection, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale and MOCA Miami, among others. Stark lives and works in Los Angeles.

Jen Stark
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