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Jessica Rohrer

P.P.O.W Gallery
535 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor, 212-647-1044
October 14 - November 12, 2005
Reception: Friday, October 14, 6 - 8 PM
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Jessica Rohrer has always painted the places in which she has lived. In her first solo show at PPOW Gallery, she has expanded from painting a history of her dwelling spaces to painting the neighborhood in which she currently inhabits. In this exhibition, Rohrer has precisely painted the entirety of Monitor Street, Brooklyn, miniaturizing it in a style that takes its influences from Sienese painting to photorealism.

Rohrer, in the past, has painted her surroundings as a means to explore her own history and identity. By painting her neighborhood, she is not only painting a portrait of herself but that of an identity connected to a larger community with its own sense of social history.

Rohrer received her M.F.A. in painting from Yale University School of Art and received the Gloucester Summer Fellowship.
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