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Vito Schnabel Gallery will dedicate a solo presentation to Jessica Westhafer, following her debut exhibition with the gallery last November. Westhafer’s darkly humorous imagery meditates on childhood experiences both real and imagined. Her unsettling paintings draw partial inspiration from her upbringing within a Jehovah’s Witness community in Arkansas. Yet in embodying the conflicting emotions and vulnerability of adolescence, they also achieve a universality that invites viewers to relive their own formative memories. In a radical shift away from the human figure, Westhafer’s new body of work emphasizes the archetypal power of objects and places.
About the Gallery
Founded in 2013, the Vito Schnabel Gallery brings art exhibitions to its four gallery locations. The gallery presents work by artists such as Laurie Anderson, Francesco Clemente, and Spencer Lewis.
Jessica Westhafer, Always & Forever, 2022. Oil and watercolor on canvas, 44 x 108 inches (111.8 x 274.3 cm.) Courtesy of the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery
Jessica Westhafer, Broken and Bleeding Hearts, 2022. Oil on canvas, 84 x 72 inches (213.4 x 182.9 cm.) Courtesy of the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery
Jessica Westhafer, Too Soon, 2022. Oil and watercolor on canvas, 80 x 92 inches (203.2 x 233.7 cm.) Courtesy of the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery