Power Pumps and Super Sprays: Weapons of the Anthropocene
August 4 – September 18
Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to present Power Pumps and Super Sprays: Weapons of the Anthropocene, a solo exhibition of fantastical sculptures by Jennifer Vasher. This body of work, started long before the pandemic, alters everyday disposable domestic containers to comment on mass consumerism and the cult of cleanliness.
Pyrex flasks, pressure canisters, and spray pumps are warped, stretched, and embellished with 3D printed drips that allude to toxic petroleum found in many household products. She critiques the idea that cleanliness is a measure of goodness and highlights the wastefulness of consumer culture in the age of climate crisis. Vasher uses the colorful palette of common opioids. In the project room, Vasher presents large-format charcoal, pastel, and ink drawings of meaningful places from her past.
Jennifer Vasher is an interdisciplinary artist working with drawing, sculpture, and architectural installations to explore the psychological and environmental landscape of contemporary American society. Vasher’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, Transformer in Washington DC, Lawndale Art Center in Houston, Albuquerque Art Museum, 516 Arts in Albuquerque, as well as École d’Art Claude Monet, Aulnay-sous-Bois, and Fondation d’entreprise in France.
This exhibition is presented online and by appointment from August 4 to September 18. Images for this exhibition can be viewed on ARTSY.net and www.levygallery.com. High-resolution images are available on request. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube: @levygallery @jennifervasher #powerpumpsandsuperspray #weaponsoftheanthropocene #richardlevygallery #jennifervasher
Online and by appointment: August 4–September 17, 2021
Closing Reception: September 18, 4–6 pm
Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 11 am–4 pm and by appointment
Location: 514 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Contact: 505.766.9888, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.levygallery.com @levygallery