Gunn Memorial Stairwell Gallery

Saturday February 1, 2020

Jen Abbott-Tillou’s “Moving Parts”

     Opening Reception February 1, 2020 12noon-2pm

Jen Abbott-Tillou has been creating multimedia sculpture and mobiles for three decades.  Following a career in physical therapy, fitness and yoga as a primary focus for a stretch, she now dedicates her time in her art studio/Gallery in Torrington.  Using industrial material, copper, driftwood, ostrich eggs, colorful Lucite and various found objects, she creates simple work with complex meaning.  Her exhibit will be on display at the Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery in Washington from February 1 through March 14, 2020.

 Abbot-Tillou shares “Much of the work that I create is somewhat autobiographical.  Each piece, even the very first sculpture I made in 1990 - a simple copper fish sunk into a cedar trunk - reflects an experience, both painful and beautiful, from my life. Conflict and the juxtaposition of beauty and pain is prominent in my work. Combining something clean and modern with something corroded and rusty; something functional with something fanciful, is a statement on what it means to live this life.”

Jen shows her work by appointment in her gallery, Gallery7Studio across from the Warner Theater at 79 Main Street, Torrington.  Her work can also be found at The Hen’s Nest in Washington Depot, as well as private collections across New England.

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