Liz Jaff

Featured Artist

Liz Jaff, July 2021

Liz Jaff is a native of New York City and received her BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including Montserrat College of Art, The Art Complex Center of Tokyo, Japan, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY, the Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY and Drawing Rooms in Jersey City, NJ. She lives and maintains her studio in New York City.

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A winter selection of new work from gallery artists.

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Collective Isolation a group exhibition of gallery artists.

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A winter group grouping of four gallery artists: Richard Garrison, Liz Jaff, Noah Loesberg and Duane Zaloudek.

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Studio Visits: August 2019 - February 2020

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In January 2020 we visited New York City artist Liz Jaff in her Brooklyn studio and discussed her biography, the origins of her work and where new ideas might be taking her studio practice.

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A collection of alluring and beautiful small artwork by gallery artists! Each week of November and December we will highlight a different small work from each of our artists! Stay tuned!

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Liz Jaff’s Wallflower, her third exhibition with the gallery, explores reflections on longing, vulnerability, inner strength and the changing nature of relationships. Consisting of large-scale ink on paper drawings and a time-based installation of ink and dissolving paper, the two bodies of work offer different perceptions of time passed and passing, highlighting the ephemerality of experience and the intangible nature of loss. They ask the viewer to experience time by capturing a particular moment or watching it undo itself in the present.

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Bits and Pieces features three artists, Pauline Galiana, Liz Jaff and Jim Osman, whose artwork consists of small parts composed together to create a larger whole. Through the repetition of similar units or the construction of site-specific elements Bits and Pieces is an exploration of form, space and materials.

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Inspired by the Elizabeth Bishop poem Casabianca, Overboard employs the minimal, abstract geometry artist Liz Jaff has developed over the last 15 years to explore ideas of love, commitment and sacrifice, memory of time and space. For this exhibition, composed of two large-scale works, titled Mark Twain and The Good Boy, Jaff obsessively cuts, folds and sews paper and string with exacting consistency. Her compulsion to make sense of time and space through repetition, shape and form are reflected in the visual metaphors of Bishop’s poem.

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Liz Jaff creates installations and objects which reflect her personal impression of space and memory. She explores the structural attributes and aesthetic qualities intrinsic to paper that she cuts and folds into highly formal compositions in both objects and large-scale installations. Her ink drawings continue these investigations by diagramming folds using ink soaked cloth to make patterns on paper. This exhibition will feature new cut and folded paper pieces and ink on paper drawings produced at the artist’s studios in Greenwich Village and Southampton, NY.

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