Elizabeth Jaeger’s (b. 1988 lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) sculptures embed common figural elements in existential concepts of reality and perception. Sculptures like elongated human bodies with mask-like faces, truncated torsos, greyhound dogs, empty furniture or vases typically start with a personal experience or event. From there, they unfold a larger picture of phenomenological concerns. Despite a seeming familiarity with the objects’ figurativeness there is a sense of disquiet and subtle uncanniness inherent in Jaeger’s work which challenges the viewer’s relationship to their own physicality, their surrounding and their consciousness.
Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Six-Thirty at Jack Hanley Gallery, Elizabeth Jaeger at And Now in Dallas, and Music Stand at Eli Ping, New York. This year the artist participated in Moma PS1's Greater New York, Sculpture Center's In Practice: Fantasy Can Invent Nothing New and Mirror Cells at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Most recently, the artist exhibited in It Started With A Rose at 315 Gallery, New York, Idle Visitation at Plaza Mercado, Santa Fe, Too Much of a Good Thing at Hudson Basilica, Hudson, New York, Summer Reading at Fortnight Institute, New York, as well as Watermark at SIGNAL, New York, Fear of a Blank Pancake at White Flag Projects, St Louis, Weird Science curated by Aniko Berman at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, Le Musée Imaginaire at Galerie Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, Close to the Skin curated by Lumi Tan at Company, New York and Dirty Linen at the DESTE Foundation in Athens. The artist has also participated in Elizabeth Jaeger at KINMAN, London, Got Tortilla with Butter on Phone. Think it’s the End? curated by Mikkel Carl at Rod Barton, London and Border Patrol curated by Jesse Greenberg at Loyal in Malmo, Sweden.
Jaeger has exhibited across America and internationally. Published works include Eros C’Est La Vie (Totem, 2013) and How Other People See Me (Publication Studio, 2011). Additionally, Jaeger co-founded and operates Peradam with Sam Cate-Gumpert, a publishing house specializing in artists’ books.