Terror Management - Jesse Draxler


Through a bit of both scientific and philosophical study, Jesse Draxler has created a realm of distorted portraits and supernatural energy where everyone is both demon and deity.




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“The fact that one day we will die has been governing both our internal behavior and our interactions with society throughout all time, since the advent of self-awareness”

The artist Jesse Draxler says this in regards to the title of his solo show at Booth Gallery in New York City. The name “Terror Management™” comes from the book “The Worm at the Core” that focuses on the scientific examination of our awareness of mortality and it’s effect on the human condition. The collection of mixed media works embody an ambiguous connection between one’s identity and how they cope with the ever looming fear of death.
Art is known to help artists work through ideas, feelings and are more often then not an artist’s work is a bit of self reflection. Jesse’s work is no exception. His artistic practice is an analysis of his personal anxieties on life with a twist of  his own sardonic humor. An example of Jesse’s version of social commentary is with his piece entitled “Black Mail” where the artist drowned every student loan bill he’s received in black ink and pilled them up for display. The price is said to be the amount due on said loan.
With a bit of both scientific and philosophical study, Jesse Draxler has created a realm of distorted portraits and supernatural energy where everyone is both demon and deity.

“Terror Management™” opens Saturday, January 9th with reception from 6p-9pEST and runs through February 20th, 2016

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Terror Management - Jesse Draxler


Through a bit of both scientific and philosophical study, Jesse Draxler has created a realm of distorted portraits and supernatural energy where everyone is both demon and deity.