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October 18, 2017 Back To News

Jeanne Silverthorne is OBSERVER’s Must-See Exhibitions in NYC


Silverthorne’s work is fun and fleshy, belying its psychological depths. The sculptor takes everyday objects from around her studio—like rolling office chairs, shipping crates, and even flies—and casts them in industrial-grade rubber. Brightly tinting them and sometimes rescaling their original size, her objects appear almost cartoonish. Take, for instance, her self-portrait, which comes in the form of a rubberized fly the size of a mouse bearing the artist’s signature spectacles. Though immortalized in a toy-like form, these items reflect Silverthorne’s deeply personal meditations on mortality and vulnerability. By Margaret Carrigan

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