Salón Acme, MEXICO CITY FEBRUARY 9-12, 2023
"Waking Up On Mars"
Jeff Gallery Marfa is pleased to present the work of painter Andrew Murray in Waking Up on Mars. Murray's images interrogate the technological dream of terraforming Mars - and in doing interrogates the Panglossian hype of technological progress at the mercy of everything else, especially our environment. Murray's work confronts our increasingly fraught relationship with the natural world through whimsical imagery (both abstract and representational) that feels plucked from deep within an appraised psyche.
“A CHAIR ITSELF”
Oct 7th, 2022 - December 17th, 2022
Francesca DiMatteo Jen Dwyer Camella Ehlke Lilah Freedland Leah Guadagnoli Pat Keesey Laurie Olinder
“A work of art exists as itself; a chair exists as a chair itself.” — Donald Judd from his essay, “A Good Lamp Is Hard To Find”, 1993
Francesca DiMattio, Sevres Mint Bench, 2022 Paper Pulp on wood, acrylic, and automotive paint 30 X 48 X 34 in. Photo: Courtesy the Artist and Nina Johnson, Miami
JEFF Gallery is pleased to present A Chair Itself, a group exhibition of artists creating sculptural objects both useful and not. In contrast to Judd’s 1993 sentiment, rather than viewing art-making and object-making as discreet activities, for these artists there is no line between the functional and non-functional, furniture and sculpture, object and art. Rather than blurring the line between disciplines and objectives, these contemporary artists conflate it, positing a chair as both a chair and a three dimensional still life, a table as both a table and “a description of a table”. By embracing all forms of apprehension, the artists allow space for a chair to exist both “as itself” and others, challenging our idea of functional art and creating meaningful connection between art and life.