Project Native Informant

Joseph Yaeger

An artist attuned to the vagaries of contemporary cultural memory, Joseph Yaeger’s practice can be thought of as a parallel investigation in the fetishisation of images in contemporary libidinal economies, and in painting’s contemporaneous agency in the transformation and circulation of the visible. 

“The imagery I use is a protracted search to better understand myself; playing or putting on roles that might clarify an interior that is sort of naturally hidden, even from myself. I’ll come across an image––sometimes I’m searching for one, sometimes I stumble into it––and the feeling of it, the arrangement, the subject, the relation of subjects within the image, will sort of jar me, attract me, dislodge me.” 

The images appear at first glance immediately recognisable and equally untraceable, an uncanny déjà vu.

Following the PNI Online presentation, The Writer, Yaeger’s first solo exhibition at Project Native Informant, Doublespeak, 2021, took glass as a guiding visual metaphor for the distorting qualities of language. Yaeger will present his second solo gallery exhibition in 2023.

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Group Exhibitions
2024Present Tense, Hauser & Wirth, Somerset
2023Yuen-Yeung, K11, Shanghai
Baroque, Champ Lacombe, Biarritz
PNI @ 10, Project Native Informant, London
2022Sweet Days of Discipline, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles
A Mimetic Theory of Desire, David Lewis, New York
My Reflection of You, The Perimeter, London
Project Native Informant at Frieze LA, Los Angeles
2020Project Native Informant at Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami
Group Show, Project Native Informant, London
After Image, Mamoth Contemporary, London
2019If You Know You Know, Eccleston Project Space, London
NOW: New Original Work, Gerald Moore Gallery, London
This Too Shall Pass, The Function Suite, London
Drawing Show, The Fitzrovia Gallery, London
Meshes of the Afternoon, Courtyard Gallery, London
The Final Show, Bellwood & Wright, Lancaster
2018Thumbnails, Hockney Gallery, London
Publications
2023Time Weft, The Perimeter, London
Public Collections
Kistefos Museum, Jevnaker

Installation View

Joseph Yaeger
Time Weft, 2023
The Perimeter, London

Installation View

Joseph Yaeger
Time Weft, 2023
The Perimeter, London

Installation View

Joseph Yaeger
Time Weft, 2023
The Perimeter, London

Joseph Yaeger

Freedom from want

2022
Watercolour on gessoed linen
140 x 105 x 4 cm
55 1/8 x 41 3/8 x 1 5/8 in

Installation View

Joseph Yaeger
Time Weft, 2023
The Perimeter, London

Joseph Yaeger

The Subject

2022
Watercolour on gessoed linen
180 x 150 x 4 cm
70 7/8 x 59 x 1 5/8 in

Joseph Yaeger

Detail: The Subject

2022
Watercolour on gessoed linen
180 x 150 x 4 cm
70 7/8 x 59 x 1 5/8 in

Installation View

Joseph Yaeger
Time Weft, 2023
The Perimeter, London

Joseph Yaeger

Knowing is a weak state

2022
Watercolour on gessoed linen
150 x 110 x 4 cm
59 1/8 x 43 1/4 x 1 5/8 in

Joseph Yaeger

Detail: Knowing is a weak state

2022
Watercolour on gessoed linen
150 x 110 x 4 cm
59 1/8 x 43 1/4 x 1 5/8 in

Joseph Yaeger

Yield to overcome

2022
Watercolour on gessoed linen
110 x 150 x 4 cm
43 1/4 x 59 x 1 5/8 in

Installation View

Joseph Yaeger
Just a second, 2022
Antenna Space, Shanghai

Joseph Yaeger

Even what is is not

2022
Watercolour on gessoed linen
26 x 46 x 2 cm
10 1/4 x 18 1/8 x 3/4 in

Joseph Yaeger

The best way of living well is getting revenge

2022
Watercolour on gessoed linen
26 x 46 x 2 cm
10 1/4 x 18 1/8 x 3/4 in

Installation View

Joseph Yaeger
Just a second, 2022
Antenna Space, Shanghai

Joseph Yaeger

Charity begins as harm

2022
Watercolour on gessoed linen
26 x 46 x 2 cm
10 1/4 x 18 1/8 x 3/4 in

Joseph Yaeger

Exhuming the hatchet

2022
Watercolour on gessoed linen
26 x 46 x 2 cm
10 1/4 x 18 1/8 x 3/4 in

Installation View

Joseph Yaeger
Sweet Days of Discipline, 2022
Hannah Hoffmann Gallery, Los Angeles

Joseph Yaeger

Cupid with a machete

2022
Watercolour on gessoed linen
44 x 36 x 2 cm
17 3/8 x 14 1/8 x 3/4 in

Installation View

Joseph Yaeger
A Mimetic Theory of Desire
David Lewis, New York

Joseph Yaeger

There is a light and it always goes out

2022
Watercolour on gessoed canvas
140 x 106 x 4 cm
55 1/8 x 41 3/4 x 1 5/8 in

Joseph Yaeger

Phantom hymn

2022
Watercolour on gessoed linen
140 x 106 x 4 cm
55 1/8 x 41 3/4 x 1 5/8 in

Installation View

Joseph Yaeger
Art Basel Miami Beach: Positions, 2021
Miami

Joseph Yaeger

Personal inspection at zero altitude

2021
Watercolour on gessoed canvas
51 x 66 x 2 cm
20 1/8 x 26 x 3/4 in

Joseph Yaeger

Sly transference

2021
Watercolour on gessoed canvas
51 x 66 x 2 cm
20 1/8 x 26 x 3/4 in

Joseph Yaeger

The unseen comprises the seen

2021
Watercolour on gessoed linen
160 x 180 x 4 cm
63 x 70 7/8 x 1 5/8 in

Installation View

Joseph Yaeger
Doublespeak, 2021
Project Native Informant, London

Joseph Yaeger

Point of return

2021
Watercolour on gessoed canvas
66.5 x 51.5 x 4 cm
26 1/8 x 20 1/4 x 1 5/8 in

Installation View

Joseph Yaeger
Doublespeak, 2021
Project Native Informant, London

Joseph Yaeger

Only the dead are eloquent

2021
Watercolour on gessoed canvas
150.5 x 120 x 4 cm
59 1/4 x 47 1/4 x 1 5/8 in

Installation View

Joseph Yaeger
Doublespeak, 2021
Project Native Informant, London

Installation View

Joseph Yaeger
Doublespeak, 2021
Project Native Informant, London

Joseph Yaeger

The Vessel

2020
Watercolour on gessoed canvas
66 x 51 x 4 cm
26 x 20 1/8 x 1 5/8 in

Joseph Yaeger

Dress Rehearsal

2020
Watercolour on gessoed canvas
51 x 35.5 x 2 cm
20 1/8 x 14 x 3/4 in

Joseph Yaeger

Programming Causes Audience

2020
Watercolour on gessoed canvas
180 x 210 x 4 cm
70 7/8 x 82 5/8 x 1 5/8 in

Group Shows

Dozie Kanu, Joseph Yaeger

Frieze LA 2022

Frieze LA, Los Angeles

Anna Jung Seo, Joseph Yaeger

Frieze Seoul 2023

Frieze Seoul, Seoul

Clémentine Bruno, Dozie Kanu, Joseph Yaeger

Art Basel Miami Beach 2020

Art Basel, Miami Beach

Anna Jung Seo, DIS, Clémentine Bruno, Joseph Yaeger, ...

Frieze LA 2023

Frieze, Los Angeles

DIS, Joseph Yaeger, Juliana Huxtable, Michael Andrew Page, ...

Frieze London 2022

Frieze, London

Joseph Yaeger

Yuen-Yeung

K11, Shanghai

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