On the occasion of the 9th installment of our ‘@ Home series’ we are delighted to share a poolside view of Elizabeth Jaeger’s ‘Bird (#6) at the house of Nicolas Kecskemethy in Lima, Peru.

Elizabeth Jaeger’s Bird (#6) at Nicolas Kecskemethy’s home in Lima, Peru.

“Elizabeth Jaeger’s sculptures are beautiful and her craftsmanship is undeniable, but it isn’t until one takes the time to unpack the work’s themes that the great depths of each piece reveal themselves.” (Nico Jacobsen)

Elizabeth Jaeger’s Bird (#6) at Nicolas Kecskemethy’s home in Lima, Peru.

Elizabeth Jaeger has recently been working with an ambivalent formal language all her own. Borrowed from amorphous shapes and fantasy, abstract forms based on ora and fauna are combined with strictly geometric steel constructions and thus given a psychological dimension: they are physical objects and at the same time vessels for the “soul” and the world of thoughts. In this way, Jaeger opens a gaze on complex structures between organic objects made with the human hand and questions material and ideational binaries. Her sculptures become organic, viscerally treated between “material,” existential intellectual games on thingly truths and the possibility of embodying an emphatic and critical spirit. 

Elizabeth Jaeger’s Bird (#6), Feÿ, Rencontres d’art at Château du Feÿ, 2018, installation view.

In 2018 Elizabeth Jaeger had also participated in the group exhibition „Feÿ, Rencontres d’art at Château du Feÿ“ in Burgundy, France. You can read and see more here in O’Fluxo and here in Le Monde.

Elizabeth Jaeger (born in 1988) attended Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and École Nationale Supérieur des Arts in Nancy. Her most recent exhibitions include the solo show Hours (2019), Pommel (2017) and Six Thirty (2014) at Jack Hanley Gallery in New York, 8:30 (2015) at And Now, Dallas, and Music Stand at Eli Ping in New York. Her works have also been on view in numerous group shows, such as Mirror Cells at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Greater New York at MoMA’s PS1, Practice: Fantasy Can Invent Nothing New at Sculpture Center, NY, Zombies: Pay Attention! at Aspen Art Museum, and most recently Dreamers Awake at White Cube, London, Sticky Fingers, Arsenal Contemporary, and the Sun and the Rainfall II, Galleria Zero, Milan, and per-so-nae, Klemm’s, Berlin. Her works have been featured in the following publications: Vitamin C: Clay and Ceramics in Contemporary Art (Phaidon, 2017), Dreamers Awake (White Cube, 2017), Eros C’Est La Vie (Totem, 2013), and How Other People See Me (Publication Studio, 2011). 

Elizabeth Jaeger is the cofounder of Peradam, a publisher of artists’ books, together with Sam Cate- Gumpert.