Jamie Isenstein : Will Return
Jamie Isenstein : Will Return features the artist’s work from her 2013 exhibition at the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery at Reed College in Portland, OR. A blend of performance, sculpture, and drawing, Isenstein uses motifs found in traveling magic shows, Surrealism and the banal to stage her work. Whether its a ‘will return’ sign attached to a typical magician’s sawing table, a television recording her hands clapping next to a lamp in real time turning on and off, or her body comprising part of an armchair, there is a complexity of reference to mortality, authenticity, and humor found in her moments.
artwork by Jamie Isenstein
published by Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College / 2013
printed in Portland, OR
This publication was featured in the selection Staged.