A collection of large-scale paint tubes—accompanied by mammoth imitations of jottings and sketches on lined paper pinned up by colossal thumb tacks—line the walls of one of the front exhibition spaces at Monika Olko Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY. The wall sculptures by Miles Jaffe are featured in the artist’s solo show presenting works from two ongoing series: “Artists’ Color” and “Notes to Self.”
Works in “Artists’ Color” contemplate the relationship between artist, medium and product through a series of 20 sculptures in the form of paint tubes meant to represent popular culture, according to Jaffe. “Notes to Self” opens a window into the artist's mind through wall sculptures in the shape of oversized notebook papers and a coupon replica with text portraying handwritten fabrication notes, unrealized plans and hidden neuroses.
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Miles Jaffe is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. After studying industrial design at RISD he returned to Bridgehampton to work with his father, architect Norman Jaffe. While continuing to consult with his father he established his own design practice and began working in a variety of media ranging from sculpture to literature and virtual reality.
"4C Process" by Miles Jaffe, 2016. Metal, Polymer, Pigment, 58 x 19 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
"Perforated Page, With Coffee" by Miles Jaffe, 2016. Metal, Polymer, Pigment, 50 x 30 x 8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
"Miles Jaffe — Solo Exhibition" at Monika Olko Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY 2017. Courtesy of Monika Olko Gallery.
"Notes to Self" Installation at Monika Olko Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY 2017. Courtesy of the artist.
Artist Miles Jaffe with his "Artists' Color" series installed at Monika Olko Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY. Photo by Christian Di Lalla. Courtesy of the artist.