Jennifer Packer

The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing

5 December 2020 - 14 March 2021

Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing (Installation view, 5 December 2020 – 14 March 2021, Serpentine Galleries) Photo: George Darrell
Jennifer Packer - Tia, 2017 Oil on canvas 63.5 x 99 cm, 25 x 39 inches, Collection of Joel Wachs, Photo: Matt Grubb © The Artist, Images courtesy of Serpentine Galleries

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“My inclination to paint, especially from life, is a completely political one. We belong here. We deserve to be seen and acknowledged in real time. We deserve to be heard and to be imaged with shameless generosity and accuracy.” – Jennifer Packer

The exhibition draws out timely and necessary discussions on care, racial politics, representation, and art history, revealing Packer as one of the most significant artists of her generation. This exhibition, the artist’s first in a European institution, includes paintings and drawings from the past decade alongside recent work.

Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing (Installation view, 5 December 2020 – 14 March 2021, Serpentine Galleries) Photo: George Darrell
Jennifer Packer - Jess, 2018 Oil on canvas 76.2 x 61 cm 30 x 24 inches Collection of Ursula Burns Photo: Jason Wyche © The Artist, Images courtesy of Serpentine Galleries
Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing (Installation view, 5 December 2020 – 14 March 2021, Serpentine Galleries) Photo: George Darrell
Jennifer Packer - The Body Has Memory, 2018 Oil on canvas 152.4 x 121.9 cm 60 x 48 in Collection of Miyoung Lee & Neil Simpkins Photo: Jason Wyche © The Artist, Images courtesy of Serpentine Galleries
Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing (Installation view, 5 December 2020 – 14 March 2021, Serpentine Galleries) Photo: George Darrell
Jennifer Packer - Lost In Translation, 2013 Oil on canvas 138.4 x 108 cm 54.5 x 42.5 inches Private Collection. Courtesy the Artist, Corvi-Mora, London and Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York Photo: Jason Wyche - © The Artist, Images courtesy of Serpentine Galleries
Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing (Installation view, 5 December 2020 – 14 March 2021, Serpentine Galleries) Photo: George Darrell
Jennifer Packer - For James III, 2013 Oil on canvas 121.9 x 182.8 cm 48 x 72 inches Private Collection. Courtesy the Artist, Corvi-Mora, London and Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York Photo: Marcus Leith © The Artist, Images courtesy of Serpentine Galleries
Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing (Installation view, 5 December 2020 – 14 March 2021, Serpentine Galleries) Photo: George Darrell
Jennifer Packer - Transfiguration (He’s No Saint), 2017 Oil on canvas 182.8 x 91.4 cm 72 x 36 inches Collection of Igor DaCosta and James Rondeau Photo: Jason Wyche © The Artist, Images courtesy of Serpentine Galleries
Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing (Installation view, 5 December 2020 – 14 March 2021, Serpentine Galleries) Photo: George Darrell
Jennifer Packer - Say Her Name, 2017 Oil on canvas 101.6 x 121.9 cm, 40 x 48 inches Private Collection. Courtesy: The Artist, Corvi-Mora, London and Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York Photo: Matt Grubb
Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing (Installation view, 5 December 2020 – 14 March 2021, Serpentine Galleries) Photo: George Darrell
Jennifer Packer - Untitled, 2014 Charcoal on paper 238.8 x 121.9 cm 94 x 48 inches 245.5 x 128.6 x 4.3 cm (framed) Private Collection. Courtesy the Artist, Corvi-Mora, London and Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York Photo: Jason Wyche © The Artist, Images courtesy of Serpentine Galleries
Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing (Installation view, 5 December 2020 – 14 March 2021, Serpentine Galleries) Photo: George Darrell
Jennifer Packer - Fire Next Time, 2012 Oil on canvas 182.8 x 396.2 cm (diptych) 72 x 156 inches Private Collection Photo: John Betancourt - © The Artist, Images courtesy of Serpentine Galleries

Biography

Jennifer Packer (b. 1984, Philadelphia) lives and works in New York. She received her BFA from Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University, Philadelphia in 2007 and MFA from Yale University School of Art in 2012. In 2012-13 she was an Artist-in-Residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem, and from 2014 to 2016 she was a Visual Arts fellow at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Her 2017 solo exhibition Tenderheaded at the Renaissance Society, Chicago toured in 2018 to the Rose Museum at Brandeis University. In 2019 Packer exhibited in the Whitney Biennial; other group exhibitions include 33rd Bienal de São Paulo (2018) and The Studio Museum in Harlem (2019, 2017, 2013 and 2012).

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