Cooper Jacoby’s wall-mounted sculptures employ unusual combinations of techniques and substances—silkscreen on lead, inkjet print on acetate—to make sleek non-functional objects. The artist conceptualizes system infrastructures, distribution, and value making in works like those in the series “Deposits,” which presents a collection of aluminum letterboxes, sealed shut, with prints of traced anatomy and bones superimposed on their fronts. These shiny surfaces allude to alternative screens, composed of mirrors and X-rays rather than pixels. The “Accents” series (2013) casts words on rectangles that take on the appearance of memorial plaques. Faces and Columns (2014) uses door fixtures and currency metals in combinations of verticals and circles to create architectural effects.
American, b. 1989, Princeton, New Jersey, based in Los Angeles, California