A Perfect Gift For Every Occasion
This painting plays with the formal considerations of taste and audience. The artist built up this canvas with a dense collection of materials: googly eyes, used napkins, glitter and epoxy; among other items. The tongue-in-cheek title references the work’s nature as a commodity. This work is part of a series by the artist that explores cycles of viewership, exchange and commodification in the arts.
Gregory uses both abject and expressive modes of painting to satirize the circulation and reception of aesthetic discourses. The artist uses paintings to tell jokes at the expense of both mass culture and the conservatism of structural institutions—especially those related to art. Gregory's work employs abstraction to challenge viewers' interpretation of her compositions in works that combine references to art history with new strategies in painting.
Jasmine Gregory’s paintings satirize the circulation and reception of aesthetic discourses. The artist employs both abject and expressive modes to tell provocative jokes—targeting both mass culture and the conservatism of structural institutions, especially those related to art. Gregory also explores viewers’ interpretation of her compositions in abstract works that combine art historical references alongside new painting strategies.