Through her dynamic and modular paintings, Frieda Toranzo Jaeger proposes a futurity of queer freedom, connection to nature, and the creation of new spaces of joy and pleasure. Marking Toranzo Jaeger’s first major solo museum exhibition in the United States, Autonomous Drive brings together over a dozen recent works including three new commissions.
Toranzo Jaeger’s paintings verge on the sculptural, with multiple tableaux that combine into elaborate narrative scenes. Often featuring hinged elements, so that they may be displayed open or closed, her multifaceted perspectives break from linear narratives. Toranzo Jaeger’s family often works with her to embroider her paintings—adding layers to the surface of the canvas and puncturing the conventions of painting by incorporating traditional techniques.
Image: Installation view of Frieda Toranzo Jaeger: Autonomous Drive / photo by Steven Paneccasio