Unrequited and Acts of Play
ART / Individual Artists / Monographs
Feb 06, 2018
10.25 x 11.25 x 0.76 in
Julia Jacquette’s first major monograph presents an artistic exploration through the materialism, elitism, and idealization of past and contemporary society. Through her richly detailed paintings featuring imagery drawn from advertisements, New York–based artist Julia Jacquette addresses the challenges of navigating the contemporary media landscape that so directly influences our sense of personal identity and self-worth. Exposing our seemingly insatiable longing for a life that is purely a construct of the advertising industry, Jacquette’s work focuses on commercialized objects of desire: prepared meals drawn from 1950s cookbook illustrations, ornate interiors of the wealthy sampled from contemporary lifestyle magazines, shimmering swimming pools extracted from luxury ad campaigns. These material trappings are presented, often close up, in works that convey the pervasiveness of such evocative imagery.
EXHIBITION COLLECTIONS: Jacquette’s art is part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum in Providence, RI, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, among others.
ARTIST BOOK: An “artist book” of Julia Jacquette is also being published simultaneously by Prestel.
MONOGRAPH: This is the first major monograph of the artist.
Publicity: Pitch art outlets such as Artforum/Bookforum, Art & Auction, Art & Antiques, ARTnews, Art in America, Brooklyn Rail, and Modern Painter.