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Jessica Rohrer

Winter Workspace | January 2 - February 12, 2018

Pictured Above: Jessica Roher in her Winter Workspace studio. Courtesy of Wave Hill. 


Jessica Roher’srecentwork explores the disorienting effect of landscapes drawn from the vantage point of a drone. Using her homes and neighborhoods as source material for her work she focuses on domestic spaces – individual objects, interiors and exterior views of her home or neighborhood. The recent works involve the use of a drone camera that imbues the imagery with socially loaded connotations, as drones’ increasing prominence has led them to be viewed as tools of both aggression and everyday leisure. Rohrer uses drones to symbolize our collective declining privacy, as illustrated by the way the images lay bare both the physical and socioeconomic elements of the neighborhood. Conversely, the details in the drawings can also be viewed as being representative and somewhat generic. This neighborhood could be almost anywhere, and as a result, tells little about the families who remain out-of-sight.



Drone 13, 2017, ink on paper, 11 x 12 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the Artist 

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The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Michael J. Shannon; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.