Elizabeth Jaeger

    Blackened Plumeria, 2016

    Dimensions variable 
    Series of 35 unique works 


    Elizabeth Jaeger routinely grapples with ideas and emotions embedded creatively within a familiar object, though the narrative is often incomplete or obscured.


    The flower in Jaeger’s work has always been a symbol of fertility and loss. Plumerias are often planted in graveyards and used in funeral ceremonies. In this series, fertility shows its anthropomorphic qualities—the visible fingerprints in the petals, the inevitability of the imminent death of a bouquet.


    Each work in the series was handcrafted, the bases formed on a mold and then "birthed" from the ceramic once it had dried. The work is an edition in the sense that there was a specific method by which each piece was made, but in its execution, each one is truly unique.


    Elizabeth Jaeger was born in San Francisco in 1988, and lives and works in New York. Included in the 2016 SculptureCenter exhibition In Practice: Fantasy Can Invent Nothing New, her work is currently shown with Jack Hanley Gallery, New York. She has also presented solo exhibitions at Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, UArts, Philadelphia, PA (2017); and Carhole, Portland, OR (2011), among others. Recent group exhibitions include Zombies: Pay Attention!, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (2018); Dreamers Awake, White Cube, London, United Kingdom (2017); Mirror Cells, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; (2016); and Greater New York, MoMA PS1, New York (2015).


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