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Ginny Casey and Jessi Reaves by
This volume features new and recent works by New York-based artists Ginny Casey and Jessi Reaves. It explores the relationship between painting and sculpture as well as domestic objects and decorative surfaces by reimagining the form and function of objects encountered in daily life.
Whitney Biennial 2017 by
Since its introduction by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1932, the Whitney Biennial has charted new developments in art and brought emerging artists to light. The first to be held in the Whitney's critically acclaimed new building in Manhattan's meatpacking district, the 2017 Biennial is curated by Christopher Y. Lew and Mia Locks. With a history of exhibiting work by the most promising and influential artists and provoking debate, the Biennial is the longest running survey of American art. This book features texts and images representing the Biennial participants who work in a variety of media and include Jessi Reaves. As a record of the artists and ideas presented in the exhibition, this catalogue serves as an essential resource on current trends in contemporary art in the United States.
Domestic Ills: Sculptor Jessi Reaves Elevates Furniture By Making It Weirder
"What is immediately different, though, is the way that Reaves’s sculptures collapse the distance between the viewer and the art. Her work is meant to be used, sat on, worn in. 'Comfort is actually very important to me,” she said. “Sometimes I’ll sacrifice certain materials or I’ll make changes to how something looks visually just so it can be more comfortable.'"
Jessi Reaves and Sophie Stone
For their first exhibition in Los Angeles, New York-based artists Jessi Reaves and Sophie Stone furnished Del Vaz Projects with works that slyly confused the boundary between the so-called "fine" and "applied" arts. Slouching against walls and scattered across the floor were large, irregularly woven textiles and idiosyncratic furniture pieces that served an aesthetic purpose as much as a utilitarian one. The works fit seamlessly into the exhibition space, given that the gallery is also a lived-in apartment.