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Jared Boechler | On Tipped Chair

  • Phylogeny Contemporary 2718 Elliott Avenue Seattle, WA, 98121 United States (map)
Jared Boechler, No Strife, oil on raw line, 40"X50", 2017.   

Jared Boechler, No Strife, oil on raw line, 40"X50", 2017.


The solo exhibition “On a Tipped Chair” marks the debut introduction of

Boechler’s olfactory body of work. It is the first time that both the included oil paintings

and their companion scents are being presented to the public as a collection.

Using traditional methods in contemporary context, “On a Tipped Chair” explores

the relationship of two dimensional art and scent influence on the individual. The work

within the exhibit confronts the exploration of mental illness and loneliness, emphasizing

the importance and perhaps even formative roles these experiences have in our lives.

Boechler's practice is heavily influenced by scent. “On a Tipped Chair”

encompasses Boechler's most recent body of work and pairs custom-designed scents

alongside the original oil paintings they inspired. The work is the result of an

experimental process that allowed the artist to be guided by scent exposure. The scents

within the exhibit represent direct experiences of the artist. They contain smells from

memories that have directly influenced the outcome of the individual works, ranging

from notes of lemongrass to black tar, providing insight into the most personal aspects

of Boechler’s practice.

The exhibit title “On a Tipped Chair” references the artist’s personal relationship

with anxiety and uses the experience of sitting on an unbalanced chair to draw an

unusual comparison between these states of unrest. The works within the exhibit

explore the process of living and creating on this precipice and present a question that

many artists find themselves having to consider on a daily basis: How do I maintain the

balance necessary to productively pursue a craft that is inherently free and unrestricted

in nature?

The exhibit has been produced in collaboration with the House of Cherry Bomb

Perfumery, based out of Brooklyn, New York, who have exclusively crafted the custom

designed scents that accompany the works.

Jared Boechler, To Lead a Lavender Life, oil on raw linen, 2017.

Jared Boechler, To Lead a Lavender Life, oil on raw linen, 2017.

scent installation

scent installation

Earlier Event: April 20
1st Anniversary Celebration : High Tea
Later Event: July 20
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