Jennifer Packer

In ‘The Harlem Ghetto: Winter 1948’, James Baldwin remarked that ‘Harlem wears to the casual observer a casual face’, its steady urban rhythm concealing from passer-by the extent to which generations of its residents have suffered systematic violence and oppression. Drawing from this sentiment, Jennifer Packer’s beautifully restrained paintings create a safe space in which […]

Posted at 2:35 pm on October 30, 2017 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Announcements, frieze | Continue reading

FAIR REVIEW: RECENT IMPRESSIONS FROM CHICAGO

When Claude Lévi-Strauss published Tristes Tropiques in 1955, the anthropologist and ethnologist opened his memoir with the biting sentiment, “Travel and travellers are two things I loathe,” chastising the hunt for the exotic despite his own lifelong pursuit. His unease developed from witnessing the swelling tourism industry simultaneously shrink and flatten the world, making everywhere seem smaller […]

Posted at 1:58 pm on October 4, 2017 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Announcements, PIN-UP | Continue reading