The Photo Issue 2016

These Bright, Surreal Pictures Redefine Still-Life Photography

Jessica Pettway's art shows everyday objects in surreal arrangements, bent and contorted into bizarre, often unrecognizable forms.

by Jessica Pettway
23 August 2016, 12:00am

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Jessica Pettway, a visual artist based in New York, specializes in still-life photos that show everyday objects in surreal arrangements, bent and contorted into bizarre, often unrecognizable forms, all in bright, almost aggressively cheerful colors. Her work has been exhibited widely in New York.