Each month our Black Art in America Patrons on the Collector level are asked to share their top picks of artists that they would like BAIA to feature. Find out how to join the BAIA Patreon Curators Circle by becoming a patron here. Below is the artist we were asked to feature by this month’s Curators Circle thanks to patron Ashlee Jacob.
Jennifer Packer creates expressionist portraits, interior scenes, and still lifes that suggest a casual intimacy. Packer views her works as the result of an authentic encounter and exchange. The models for her portraits—commonly friends or family members—are relaxed and seemingly unaware of the artist’s or viewer’s gaze.