Enchanted Exchanges: Chirps and Chatter

Enchanted Exchanges: Chirps and Chatter
a solo exhibition by Jordan Elise Perme of Horrible Adorables
October 10th – November 18th, 2012
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 10th, 6-9pm
Free & Open to the public

Art Star is pleased to announce a solo exhibition with Jordan Elise Perme of Horrible Adorables titled “Enchanted Exchanges: Chirps and Chatter”.  The exhibition will be on display from October 10th – November 18th, 2012.  An opening reception with the artist will be held in conjunction with Design Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties Kick Off event on October 10th from 6-9pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

Ohio based artist Jordan Elise Perme creates faux-taxidermy sculptures under the moniker Horrible Adorables.  Jordan sculpts fantastical creatures from Styrofoam, adds eerily realistic glass eyes & then completely covers the form with cut pieces of colorful felt.  The finished piece is then mounted on a painted wood plaque, much like taxidermy.  The artist states, “I visualize existing animals and wonder what they would look like if they had strange features such as horns, a long snout or gangly teeth.  These new additions further distance the creatures from being a specific, recognizable animal and also give them an other worldly appearance.”  Each mounted beast is given its own sometimes pseudo-scientific name, such as “Perissadactylcom”, “Grufflebadger”, the humorous “Glitter Pony of Gemstone Cavern” or just simply “Gerald”.  Each piece is 100% handmade & one-of-a-kind.

Jordan Elise Perme received her BFA in fiber & material studies from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2009.  Since then she has been creating her “strange creatures & wonderful wonders” & selling them to collectors at craft shows across the country.  She also works as a freelance soft toy & repeat pattern designer for major toy companies.  You can purchase her pattern designs on Spoonflower & her line of Horrible Adorables are available for sale at Art Star, on her Etsy page, or at a craft fair near you!

Learn more about Jordan from my interview with her in 2011

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