Jenna Westra 
Cherry Seat (crop), 2019
Gelatin silver print (hand printed by the artist)
26,6 x 34,3 cm (Unframed)

Signed and numbered in the back.

Edition of 20

Cherry Seat (crop) by Jenna Westra

Jenna Westra creates photographs that transform accidental or casual movements into choreographed actions for the camera. The artist uses the human body as her main subject, creating an amalgam of twisted and abstract forms that depict careful angles, curves and lines while managing to evoke a deep sense of intimacy and play.

Taking aesthetic cues from performance documentation while relying on the fundamental traits of analog photography, Jenna Westra invites the viewer to re-examine their role in image consumption. The viewer’s implication with the photographs is sensibly shaped by the relation between the printed image and the action that took place before the camera.

About the artist:

Jenna Westra is a New York based artist working in photography and film.

Most recently Westra’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Lubov, New York, NY (2020), Fahrenheit, Madrid, ES (2019), Schwarz Contemporary, Berlin, DE (2019), and Anthony Greaney Gallery, Boston, MA (2019).

Notable group shows include The Court, Pascara, IT (2019), L21, Mallorca, ES (2019) and NADA New York, solo booth with Hassla (2018).

Her work has been published or reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Berlin Art Link, Der Tagesspeigel, Sleek Magazine, Elephant Magazine, The Boston Globe, Camera Austria, among more publications. Her second book, Afternoons, was published by Hassla in 2020.

More information about Westra:

>> Clément Cadou, writer, says: I unsuccessfully tried being more furniture, but even that was not granted to me. So during all my life I have been a single piece of furniture, which, after all, is no small thing when you think that everything else is silence.