Artist Statement: Intermeshed associative signifiers dictate our relationship to materials and objects. In Jaeger’s practice she is interested in liquefying signifier concepts and using them as a medium. In her current work, she has been using signifiers of the body and clichés of desire and melting them into ambiguous familiar forms that relate to viewer viscerally and commercially. The forms look like products and creatures, fostering a new relationship between window-shopping and zoo gawking.
Process: Over the course of the month new forms will come and go, climbing up the walls and hiding under tables. The tables will roll out from the wall, spin around and stack on top of each other. New products will be on display, and old merchandise will go on sale. On certain days there will be performances, demonstrations, and closeouts. On special generous occasions, there will be free gifts. Check back frequently for new offers. Please do not feed the animals.
Biography: Elizabeth Jaeger sculpts, paints, and designs books that investigate the experience of inhabiting a body within a larger pervasive culture. She received her BA at Lewis & Clark College in Spring 2011, and is currently moving to NY. Jaeger has participated in artist’s projects throughout Berlin, London, France, and the US.