Jennifer West's Catalogue Reviewed in Los Angeles Review of Books
Professor and Director of the MFA Art program Jennifer West's catalogue "Jennifer West: Media Archaeology" was reviewed by writer David Matorin for Los Angeles Review of Books. The monograph chronicles nearly two decades of West’s work, and features writing by urban and media historian Norman Klein, critic and curator Andy Campbell, art historian and Radius publisher Chelsea Weathers, as well as a conversation between West and MoMA curator Stuart Comer, who worked with West in 2009.
In the review, Matorin states "An equal impulse towards preservation also exists in West’s work, especially pronounced in her consistent fetishization of the physical containers of images and media. It’s this preoccupation that keeps her work grounded in process-oriented artmaking, rather than abstract media theory, and that makes West as much a sculptor as a filmmaker, a truly transmedia artist.
Read the full review here.