Meet Jake Brush, the Provocateur Making Low-Budget, High-Concept Video Art Out of Long Island Lore

Jake Brush, Petpourri (Film Still), 2023. Image courtesy of the artist and the Shed.

Her blonde wig crests high, arching from a side part and cascading onto the breast of a floral jacket buttoned over a matching miniskirt. Her temples are pulled back using face-lifting tape to create a dramatic, arched brow, and her face is washed out by a spotlight, a pink halo glowing around this televisual angel. “Do you readily admit that you have way too many images? That you are drowning? That you are unmanageable? That you are a representation of something unmanageable?”

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