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Jay Batlle


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Ierimonti Gallery | 24 W 57th Street

Ierimonti Gallery in collaboration with ESSO Project is pleased to announce Jay Batlle’s new exhibition Grade Pending, a suite of giant restaurant stationery paintings produced over 2013-2014.
Batlle will show these works with his new Sanitary Grade paintings. Sanitary
grades are commonly seen when entering a restaurant and are usually cheap
letter sized laser print outs.” Batlle has taken this formal structure: enlarged and “hand painted” sanitary grades to accompany the paintings on giant restaurant stationery. Batlle creates a dichotomy allowing the viewer to rate the system and judge the works- Grade Pending uses state generated Sanitary Letter templates to evaluate the works presented here and question our conception of how we define taste, by “liking” something.

For further information please contact:

Francesca Cigola
+1 212 581 1619