Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing




New York-based painter Jennifer Packer recalibrates art historical approaches to portraiture and still life, casting these enduring genres in a fresh political and contemporary light, while keeping them rooted in a deeply personal context. Combining observation, improvisation and memory, Packer’s intimate portraits of friends and family members and flower still paintings insist on the emotional and physical essence of their contemporary Black lives.

This survey exhibition, the artist’s first in a European institution, will include paintings and drawings from the past decade alongside new work created in her Bronx studio over the last twelve months.  A solo exhibition at the Renaissance Society, Chicago, in 2017 and her participation in the Whitney Biennial 2019 in New York, together with recent awards, have seen Packer become recognised as one of the most significant artists of her generation.

Duration 19 May 2021 - 22 August 2021
Times Tue-Sun, 10am-4pm
Cost Free - advance booking required
Venue Serpentine Gallery
Address Kensington Gardens, London, W2 3XA
Contact / information@serpentinegallery.org / www.serpentinegallery.org

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