Press Release For Immediate Release
Art Star Announces
Horrible Adorables: New works by Jordan Elise Perme 
October 10th - November 18th, 2012 
Free & Open to the Public 

Art Star is pleased to announce a solo exhibition with Jordan Elise Perme of Horrible Adorables.  The exhibition will be on display from October 10th - November 18th, 2012.   

An opening reception with the artist will be held in conjunction with Design Philadelphia's Northern Liberties Kick Off event on October 10th from 5-9pm. Live music & light refreshments will be provided. 


Antlered Roost Ohio based artist Jordan Elise Perme creates faux-taxidermy sculptures under the moniker Horrible Adorables.  Jordan sculpts fantastical creatures from Styrofoam, adds eerily realistic glass eyes & then completely covers the form with cut felt scales.  The finished piece is then mounted on a painted wood plaque, much like taxidermy.  The artist states, "I visualize existing animals and wonder what they would look like if they had strange
features such as horns, a long snout or gangly teeth.  These new additions further distance the creatures from being a specific, recognizable animal and also give them an other worldly appearance."  Each mounted beast is given its own sometimes pseudo-scientific name, such as "Perissadactylcorn", "Grufflebadger", the humorous "Glitter Pony of Gemstone Cavern" or just simply "Gerald".  Each piece is 100% handmade & one-of-a-kind.  


About Jordan Elise Perme
Jordan Elise Perme received her BFA in fiber & material studies from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2009.  Since then she has been creating her "strange creatures & wonderful wonders" & selling them to collectors at craft shows across the country.  She also works as a freelance soft toy & repeat pattern designer for major toy companies.  You can purchase her pattern designs on Spoonflower & her line of Horrible Adorables are available for sale at Art Star, on her Etsy page, or at a craft fair near you!  


About Art Star
Art Star is a gallery & boutique located in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia. We carry handmade items & products by artists throughout the country, as well as a handful of international artists. We also work closely with select artists to design & develop limited edition products. Our goal is to offer well crafted items at a full range of prices to accommodate everyone's budget. We currently work w/ 50+ artists & stock everything from one-of-a-kind pieces to housewares, prints, jewelry, clothing & more. In addition to our brick-and-mortar shop, we also put on Philadelphia's largest outdoor craft fair - the Art Star Craft Bazaar, which won Philadelphia Magazine's Best of Philly Award for Best Shopping Event in 2010 & 2012..   


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