White Room: Jack JaegerOctober 28–December 3, 2005 320 West 13th Street
White Columns is proud to present the New York solo debut of the maverick Dutch artist Jack Jaeger. Based in Amsterdam and New York, Jaeger is perhaps better known as both a curator and editor. Between 1994 – 1996 Jaeger co-edited eight issues of the seminal magazine ZAPP (a quarterly VHS video art magazine); his curated projects include the exhibition and concert series “Bring Your Own Walkman,” W139, Amsterdam (1997); and the influential, and pioneering exhibition “Please, don’t hurt me!” Gallery Snoei, Rotterdam/Cabinet Gallery, London (1994), that introduced the work of Carsten Höller, Roman Signer, Elke Krystufek, and Lily van der Stokker – amongst many others – to British audiences. Jaeger’s art has taken many forms, recently utilizing the armature of the mobile, into which he introduces photographic, Xeroxed, and collaged elements. Employing graphic motifs reminiscent of 1960s and 1970s design with a free-wheeling approach to formalism, Jaeger’s kinetic tableaux and table-top arrangements of multiples connect with recent investigations into the (dys)functional legacies of modernism. This will be Jaeger’s first solo exhibition in more than 15 years.
Jack Jaeger lives and works in Amsterdam, Holland, and New York, USA. Between 1967 and 1982 he worked as a film editor, cameraman, producer, and director of television commercials and feature films in New York, Los Angeles, and London. Group exhibitions (as an artist) include: “Prisoners of Art,” COLAB, New York (1989), “Unfair,” Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany (1993); and “The Return of the Cadavre Exquis,” The Drawing Center, New York (1993). His previous solo exhibition was at Galerie ALLES VOOR 12 & 24 VOLT, Rotterdam in 1989.