Solo exhibition by Declan Jenkins opens fall season at Sims Reed Gallery

Sims Reed Gallery announced that its autumn schedule kicked off with British contemporary artist Declan Jenkins’ first solo exhibition, I sing of armoires…, taking place from 6 – 29 September 2017. Jenkins, known primarily for his woodcut prints and performative poems, is showcasing an exciting new series of a dozen monumental hand-coloured woodcuts. The exploration of the human figure, self-consciousness and our negotiation with space and figures has always been a central concern in Jenkins work. The artist’s new series explores the human body in relation to space within contemporary life, whilst pushing the limits of the medium. The exhibition’s title refers to a quote from Virgil’s The Aeneid, ‘I sing of arms…’, and features human figures enclosed in chambers mimicking furniture, edged with geometric patterns inspired by marquetry, tribal art and the

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