Jesse Krimes: Strange Roots

September 13 - November 30, 2018

507 West 27th Street

Exhibition Essay


Burning in Water - New York is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Philadelphia-based artist Jesse Krimes: Strange Roots. Encompassing free-standing sculptures, mobiles and installations, Strange Roots is the artist’s second solo show with the gallery. The artworks in Strange Roots embody a curious hybridity of both materials and processes, incorporating digitally-printed plastic substrates, botanicals and other natural materials and handblown glass.

Jesse Krimes: Strange Roots was on view at 507 West 27th Street in New York from September 13 through November 30, 2018.

Exhibition Video



Jesse Krimes (b. 1982, Lancaster, PA) lives and works in Philadelphia. Previous solo exhibitions include Apokaluptein at Loyola University (2018; Baltimore, MD); Purgatory at the Spagnuole Art Gallery, Georgetown University (2017; Washington, DC); Marking Time in America at Burning in Water (2016; New York) and the Zimmerli Museum (2015; New Brunswick, NJ). Krimes’ work has been included in group exhibitions in venues including the Palais de Tokyo (Paris); the Goethe Institute (New York); Aperture Gallery (New York); the Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore); the Hampshire College Art Museum (Hampshire, MA) and the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA). He has received public commissions from the Ford Foundation and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. Krimes was awarded fellowships from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (2017); the Independence Foundation (2017); and the Ford Foundation’s Art for Justice initiative (2018).