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The Ape Drawing Project by Jen Bradley

Description: In 1994, artist Jen Bradley began routinely drawing at the gorilla habitat at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston. Since then she has continued to record her experiences and observations through the process of drawing and video. She refers to this ongoing series and practice as The Ape Drawing Project. Go to her website to read her reflections about the interpersonal relationships she developed with the Apes in the zoo’s habitat http://apedrawingproject.com/home.html Artist Biography JEN BRADLEY is a painter and printmaker whose work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in the U.S., and is in public and private collections nationally and internationally. She received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art. Bradley was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and growing up spent many summers in Alsace, France. Bradley was the Artist-in-Residence at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo, where she began her ongoing “Ape Drawing Project” in 1994. Recent work contains references to mythical geographies, interiors, references to the natural world, and imagery from manufactured spaces like those found in contemporary video games. Bradley splits her time between Boston and Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Starts
9:00am on Friday, October 6th 2017

Location
STH, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 (B-23/B-24 & 2nd Floor Library)

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