Micro Meditations

Evan Jenkins, It Matters Where You Are, 2012

Given the carnivalesque clamor of this autumn’s MDW fair, Evan Jenkin’s It Matters Where You Are, 2012, elects itself to be an offhandedly self-reflexive element in the mix. The 24×30” archival pigment print is a drossy tumult of what appears to be clumps of cotton candy in a Rococo palette. While recalling material precedents like, say, Pollock’s Lavender Mist or Sonnier’s pale-hued flocked paintings, Jenkin’s allover trope is that of wrapping paper, a confectionary surface signification of desire and consumption. Its criticality is camped up: celebratory of its context while delicately satirizing its own position.