Jessica Stockholder: Specific Shapes
@ Kavi Gupta Gallery
835 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607
Opening Saturday, October 23rd, from 8PM - 5PM
On view through Friday, January 7th
Jessica Stockholder, She sells sea shells by the sea shore, 2019, digital rug printed at Bags of Love, oil paint, printer, and wooden stool, 79 x 58 x 37 inches.
Comprehending the juncture between the abstract and concrete in this particular body of work, and in most of Stockholder’s work, requires that humans travel to the works’ specific location and regard the works in communion with their own bodies, in real time and space.
As Stockholder puts it, “This work is about relationships and the limits of control.”
Stockholder’s work has been exhibited in many of the world’s most influential art venues, including Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Dia Center for the Arts, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Venice Biennale. It is included in such museum collections as the Art Institute of Chicago, Whitney Museum of American Art, LACMA, and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. In addition to earning her BFA from the University of Victoria in Canada and her MFA from Yale University, she was awarded two honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees: one from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2010, and one from Columbia College in 2013. Stockholder is currently the Raymond W. & Martha Hilpert Gruner Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago, a position she accepted in 2011, after 12 years as Director of the Sculpture Department at the Yale School of Art.
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