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New paintings where time periods and people shift from room to room, and everything and everyone is unsteady.

Jackie Gendel’s exhibition, “Comedy of Manners,” is on view at Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York through Nov. 10, 2012.

Recent solo exhibitions include Loyal Gallery, Malmö, Sweden, and Bryan Miller Gallery, Houston, Texas. She currently has work on view at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, in Art on Paper 2012. Her work is included in the collections of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Conn., and the Progressive Collection (U.S.) and has been written about in Art in America, Artforum, the New York Times, and the New Yorker. The American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded her an Academy Award in Art in 2007. Gendel received her BFA in 1996 from Washington University and her MFA in 1998 from Yale University. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

All images © copyright the artist, all rights reserved.

TMN:

When are you at your best?

Jackie Gendel:

Between the clock and the bed. Or, sitting between the sea and the buildings.

TMN:

As an artist, are you more concerned with the past or the future?

Jackie Gendel:

I live facing forward, but I also like that quote by William Faulkner, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

TMN:

When you look at other artists’ work, when are you most surprised?

Jackie Gendel:

When I somehow already recognize something I have never seen before.

TMN:

Favorite time of day?

Jackie Gendel:

Night.

TMN:

Favorite childhood memory?

Jackie Gendel:

The Paisley Underground.

TMN:

Favorite comic?

Jackie Gendel:

Why comics when we could be talking about Charlotte Salomon?

TMN:

When was the last time you cringed?

Jackie Gendel:

Now.

TMN:

Looking back, what influence did you least expect?

Jackie Gendel:

Virginia Woolf.

TMN:

Favorite household appliance?

Jackie Gendel:

The rake.

TMN:

What do you dislike most in pieces of architecture?

Jackie Gendel:

Brutalism.

TMN:

What do you like most about children?

Jackie Gendel:

Their eyes.

TMN:

What does it sound like when you’re at work?

Jackie Gendel:

Nothing.

Rosecrans Baldwin co-founded The Morning News. He is the author of Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down and You Lost Me There. His next novel is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. His Kindle e-book for The Morning News Editions, about visiting different American towns called Paris, was selected as a notable essay for Best American Essays 2013. More information can be found at his website. More by Rosecrans Baldwin