Facebook Live with Julia Jacquette:
View the Facebook Live conversation between Tracy L. Adler, Johnson-Pote Director of the Wellin Museum of Art, and artist Julia Jacquette discussing the exhibition Julia Jacquette: Unrequited and Acts of Play. 
Ben Salzman

Featured in recent articles in The New York Times, Metropolis Magazine, and ARTINFO, Julia Jacquette: Unrequited and Acts of Play is the largest survey dedicated to the artist's work to date. Highlights include two site-specific murals, as well as oil paintings, ceramics, and works on paper from the last decade, including original drawings from the graphic memoir Playground of My Mind—a personalized account of the artist’s childhood in Manhattan during the 1960s and 1970s. Through her richly detailed paintings, New York–based artist Julia Jacquette addresses the challenge of navigating the contemporary media landscape that so directly addresses one’s identity and sense of 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, swimming pools extracted from luxury ad campaigns.

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