Jacob Pfeiffer: Mixing Metaphors
For his solo exhibition, “Mixing Metaphors,” Wisconsin artist Jacob Pfeiffer layers visual puns, idiomatic expressions and humorous wordplay into his tightly rendered still life paintings. Accurate and purposeful compositions reveal bold colors, seemingly tangible textures and juxtaposed patterns while the artist invites the viewer to decipher his mixed messages or underlying narratives. Lighthearted in his approach, Pfeiffer catches our eye with a playful puzzle and then draws us deeper with his technical skill and masterful realism. His paintings evoke laughter, lingering contemplation, awe or even initial confusion.