last day to catch !!
JESSE PASCA – ‘My Heart as a Stock Market’
FEBRUARY 13 – MARCH 8, 2008
MEHR GALLERY (MIDTOWN)
436 W. 18TH STREET, CHELSEA – NYC
JESSE PASCA, ‘My Heart as a Stock Market’, 2000-2002, ink, colored pencil on paper, 18 x 12 ins./IMAGE COURTESY: MEHR GALLERY
This is a sweet, refreshingly light-hearted show that presents itself beautifully in the natural light of the gallery. No wonder it scored a neat little write-up (by Rachel Wolff) in the NEW YORK Magazine culture blog: VULTURE – Edited by Dan Kois & Lane Brown.
see: VULTURE POST/JESSE PASCA
A born New Yorker, JESSE PASCA continues to live and work out of NYC and Sag Harbor, NY. She received an MA with Honors in Art Education from City College of New York, and a BFA from SVA (School of Visual Arts, NY).
There are 8 drawings in the show. Four are based on horizontal grid tables, and the rest are vertical. we liked the vertical ones best – though looking back – we did really like this horizontal one, too.
JESSE PASCA, ‘A Certain Knowldege’, 2008, gouache, latex, ink, marker on w/c paper, 22 x 15 ins. ($2,500)
our super favorite was the ‘purple’ chart featured at the top of this post – because the alternating horizontal bands of purple and black gave a kinetic impression of ‘zipper’ folded paper.
detail, JESSE PASCA, ‘My Heart as a Stock Market’, 2000-2002, ink, colored pencil on paper, 18 x 12 ins. ($2,000)
too bad, the photograph can’t quite catch the optical illusion.
the left hand margin of the grid tables is in tiny handwritten ink script:
detail, JESSE PASCA, ‘My Heart as a Stock Market’, 2000-2002
another vertical ‘heart’ chart, we really liked:
JESSE PASCA, ‘If I Could Tell You I Would Let You Know’, 2008, pencil, gouache, latex, ink, marker on w/c paper, 15 x 22 ins.
detail, JESSE PASCA, ‘If I Could Tell You I Would Let You Know’
detail, JESSE PASCA, ‘If I Could tel You I V Would Let You Know’
. . . what can we say, looking back, the horizontal ones started to reveal themselves as pretty interesting, too.
JESSE PASCA, ‘My Heart as a Stock Market: Alternative Landscape (B)’, 2008, ink on watercolor paper, 26 x 30 ins.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
see more images: gallery website