Panels of white Habotai silk fabric cover the walls of Jack Hanley gallery from floor to ceiling, each one containing a life-size portrait of a friend or acquaintance of the artist Elizabeth Jaeger who lives and works in New York.

Anxiety rooted in expectation, representation, and stillness takes hold and transforms over a period of time through the act of observing and being observed. The delicate nature in which the forms seem to appear from the dye conjures more of an imprint if the subject’s aura than a technical rendering, which conveys a complex intimacy present in the relationship between the sitter and the artist.