JENNIE SHARMAN-COX

BOXES OF CURIOSITY

 

JENNIE SHARMAN-COX

Found objects, antiques and collectables, with their own history, have always played an important part in my work as a way to heighten an emotional response or explore a theme. The use of shrine-like boxes, with their religious overtones, enables me to play out three dimensional stories, often from the female perspective. Influenced by what I see as the strictures of religious teachings, the frailty of our bodies and the pressures and anxieties of our secular society, I’m exploring our curious fascination with death, desire, love and loss, whilst drawing on historical references, figurative art, sacred imagery and mythology. A line of poetry or a piece of text can suggest a narrative, or sometimes the antique objects have their own tales to tell and I would then use my clay and textile skills to complete the scene, hopefully with some humour and always a little theatricality.

     

 

Jennie Sharman-Cox has had a varied artistic background. After training and working as a display artist in London’s Carnaby Street, she returned to art school to study ceramics before setting up her own studio, exhibiting and teaching. Changing direction again  she joined a leading theatrical costumiers, designing and making costumes for the stage. In 2010 she made her first collection of hand sewn costume jewellery which was selected to be part of the ‘Bling’ Exhibition at the V&A Bethnal Green and in 2011 she began producing her ‘Boxes of Curiosity’ which are now her main focus of work.

 
COLLECTION
The Specimen
The Specimen
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Mary Maybe
Mary Maybe
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Black Heart
Black Heart
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Eggshells
Eggshells
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A Can of Worms
A Can of Worms
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Straightjacket
Straightjacket
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All Bottled Up
All Bottled Up
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In the Startled Ear of Night
In the Startled Ear of Night
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Walk Tall
Walk Tall
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The Charmer
The Charmer
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The Knife
The Knife
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Haunted by ill Angels Only
Haunted by ill Angels Only
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Back at Ya
Back at Ya
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Strange is thy Pallor
Strange is thy Pallor
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Lady in Waiting
Lady in Waiting
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She's Broken Hearted
She's Broken Hearted
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No Glory
No Glory
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No Alternative
No Alternative
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Madame Sosostris
Madame Sosostris
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What are the Roots that Clutch
What are the Roots that Clutch
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BOXES OF CURIOSITY
 
SHOWS:

2011    Atelier Gallery, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK


2011    Bling Exhibition, V & A Museum, Bethnal Green, London


2011    Bolivar Street Gallery, Sanger, Texas, USA


2012    Stepney Green Design Collection, Shoreditch, London


2013    Llantarnum Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran, UK


2013    Luna & Curious, Shoreditch, London


2015    Sweet Thames Run Softly, Touring Exhibition, London to Leigh-on-Sea , UK   

2016    57th Essex Open Exhibition, Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend, Essex, UK

2017    An Interior Perspective, Lingwood Samuel Gallery,  Godalming, Surrey, UK

 

2017    Gallery 286, Group Show, Earls Court, London

2018    58th Essex Open Exhibition, Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend, Winner - Best Work Mixed Media

2019    Flux Exhibition, National Army Museum, Chelsea, London 

2019    Gallery 286,  Solace of Objects, Earls Court, London

 

2021    All Kinds of Naughty, Touring Exhibition, Essex, Kent & London

2021    Dont Walk Walk Gallery, Summer Exhibition, Deal, Kent, UK

2021    Revolution Art Gallery, Something Wicked, Buffalo, New York, USA 

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