November 13, 2020
Jelena Behrend, Vaginal Davis Presidential Gavel, 2020. [DESCRIPTION: A gif of four images of a gavel, shown from each three-quarter view in clockwise succession. The gavel has a dark brown wood handle with gold head, onto which four horizontal bands are engraved, as well as the the words "SPEAKING FROM THE DIAPHRAGM" horizontally engraved in serif text beneath the lowest band.]
December 8, 2015
HERE ARE SEVERAL EXCERPTS:
November 3, 2014
Eric Kroll, Greer Lankton Surrounded by her Sculpture, 1984, C-print, 19 1/2 x 15 1/2".
May 8, 2014
A new rubric on Jelena Behrend Blog. Mummified memories and real-life magic objects from Jelena's life and Studio.
Floating over a devastated and scorched terrain of ashes and cigarette butts, focused like a brave arrow, always moving, this runner through smoke and fire has been Jelena's companion for the past two decades. Jelena found this mysterious figurine at a yard sale in Alphabet City, the corner of Avenue B and E6th Street, while searching for fine second-skin leather jackets. Like a Voodoo doll, this adopted amulet became a cross-dresser and has been changing clothes as well. Recently she lost her anklets, but is now sporting an exoskeleton of melted baroque rubber.