Jenny Perlin


The exhibition will feature some segments and a performance by Jenny Perlin.

This will be  based on One Hundred Sinkholes, the second solo exhibition by Jenny Perlin at the Simon Preston Gallery (2014).

“For this exhibition, she takes the increasing global phenomenon of sinkholes as a point of departure; mining the sudden collapse of the earth’s surface as a metaphor for unexpected gaps, cognitive failures and chance detours.”

One Hundred Sinkholes booklet (2014)

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One Hundred sinkholes– images courtesy of Simon Preston Gallery.

Perlin methodically and systematically catalogues one hundred individual sinkholes, sourced from online data. 100 Sinkholes renders these images in graphite, each insistently filling the emptiness of the void. As a sinkhole emerges, it quickly disappears into the unsteady rhythm of the animation.


Jenny Perlin (b. 1970, Massachusetts) currently lives and works in Brooklyn. She received her BA from Brown University in Literature and Society, her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Film, and postgraduate studies at the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York. Her films have been shown at numerous venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; MoMA, New York; New York Film Festival, New York; the Drawing Center, New York; The Kitchen, New York; Mass MoCA, Massachusetts; Guangzhou Triennial, Canton: IFC Centre, New York, Berlin and Rotterdam film festivals; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona, among others.