“In My Room” 1979, Moma/PS1, a special project room in an old class rooms of the former school.
In contrast to the minimal fashion of the day, I made sculptures with thickened paint and lace resembling domestic objects arranged as a room. “In My Room” was the first of many installations including Bedrooms, curated by John Perrault, 1991 at Snug Harbor.
“Jennifer Cecere has transformed one of the forbidding classrooms into a gaudy intimate place she names “In My Room.” No sternly minimal intellectual pretensions there. Just too much texture, color, humor, and a surfeit of marzipan genutlichkeit. The rug is a pink square painted on the floor, the overstuffed sofa is covered in an orgy of sequins and buttons and beads, and plastic squiggles seemingly laid on with a cake decorator. Ditto the curtains, and the tablecloths and the wall hangings and even the antimacassars everywhere.” – Amei Wallach, Everyone Wants to get into P.S.1., Newsday, 1980.