Pull the Ankle and the Bobbin Will Fall

Kinescope Gallery

Feb. 2, 2024 - Mar. 18, 2018

616 East 9th Street
New York, 10009


Kinescope Gallery, in collaboration with Fillmore Projects, is pleased to present Pull the Ankle and the Bobbin Will Fall, a solo exhibition by Jeannie Weissglass.

Comprised of animations, drawings, and paintings, this exhibition sees the artist continue her exploration of visual themes featuring recurring, fairy tale-like imagery. The show’s title, roughly translated, references a crucial detail from a 17th century French version of The Little Red Riding Hood and as often with such classic tales, Weissglass’ work also ventures into dark territory.

Drawing is the major through-line in Weissglass’ work, her hand is evident throughout. Energetically layering and erasing, she creates rough, beat up surfaces only to ultimately yield delicate and decidedly feminine results.

Working without a storyboard and guided by intuition, her most recent animations are layered much like her drawings and paintings, reorganizing recurring imagery to create entirely new stories. Familiar characters: a bear, birds, a chair, or the “shoe man” – all seem to have a past as she gives souls and personalities to these objects and creatures. Many mysteries remain, but by lifting the latch the door opens to reveal a magical entry into something unknown.

Opening reception Friday, February 2, 6-8pm. The exhibition is viewable from the sidewalk daily, and by appointment.

Pull the Ankle and the Bobbin Will Fall has been curated by Fillmore Projects for Kinescope Gallery. For press inquiries and appointments please contact [email protected].

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