February 3–May 20, 2018
Edited by Seungduk Kim and Franck Gautherot
Essays by Adam Weinberg and David Pagel, and more
© 2018 Les presses du réel, Dijon
From the back cover:
The title The Ripple Effect, pairing Jay DeFeo with a cast of other artists, conveys the sense of a wave carrying a solo exhibit into a larger group, one artist reverberating with many.
Jay DeFeo is the artist from San Francisco who created The Rose. The focus of this exhibition is on the works that followed, as she closely examined materials and reformulated compositional approaches with everyday objects as models: turning the ordinariness of a box of tissues, a photographer’s tripod, a cabbage leaf, or a dark hole into motifs generating mysterious and transcendent echoes within her works and beyond.
The “ripple effect” manifests in the work of the ten artists in this dialogue with DeFeo—not as comments, but as parallels; not through compassion, but through ornery confrontation—a conversation of contrasts and inspiration.