- Published on Friday, 15 April 2011 07:58
Jessica Stockholder, an artist whose work has transformed the traditional conception of sculpture, will join the University of Chicago faculty as a Professor in the Department of Visual Arts (DOVA) in the Humanities and in the College and as chair of DOVA. Her appointment takes effect July 1.
Stockholder's appointment comes as the University prepares for the opening of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, which will house DOVA, as well as studio, teaching, rehearsal, and performance space for several arts programs on campus. Stockholder said the University's lively intellectual atmosphere, as well as the building of the Logan Center, were key factors in her decision to join the faculty.
- Published on Thursday, 06 January 2011 17:59
The Jewel Thief
Date: September 18, 2010 - February 27, 2011
Place: Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Jewel Thief explores new ways to think about and experience abstract art. Using divergent forms of display, the exhibition focuses attention on art’s intersection with the decorative and functional elements of architecture. Beginning in the museum’s atrium, the exhibition continues into the large Wachenheim gallery, filling the space with a diverse range of artwork, including painting, sculpture, textiles, wallpaper, chandeliers, video, and photography.
- Published on Friday, 11 March 2011 17:58
ADAA Fair 2011
Date: March 2–6, 2011
Place: Park Avenue Armory, New York
Amid the ADAA fair’s old-world refinement and mighty blue-chip merchandise, Jessica Stockholder’s solo booth with Mitchell-Innes & Nash may be the most touchingly fragile, and alive. Wholly designed by the influential sculptor — who seems to be getting a second reputational wind these days after her star turn in the 1990s — the broad stand, at the end of one aisle, is organized around a sharp spike of black fabric that runs down one wall to the booth’s center, where a brightly colored chandelier lies crashed.
- Published on Wednesday, 14 July 2010 18:00
Jessica Stockholder. Peer Out to See, 2010, site-specific installation at Palacio de Cristal, Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid. Photo: Jessica Stockholder.
Peer Out to See
Date: July 14, 2010 - April 25, 2011
Place: Palacio de Cristal, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Parque del Buen Retiro, Madrid
Visual-verbal puns and rhymes abound in Jessica Stockholder’s vibrant art. As things that once seemed familiar and ordinary take on new life, mirroring, echoing and dialoguing with each other in their unlikely new roles, they become imposing, assertive, cheeky, sly, teasing, alluring, whimsical and much more. Never, however, are they routinely pedestrian. Stockholder’s world is composed more by association than by conventional forms of analysis. Her works propose that, if we want to examine something, we need to scrutinize, probe, and scan carefully in an intent reading than goes beyond mere glancing and glimpsing: by peering out in this fashion we might, of course, see more than we bargained for: we might end up walking the plank, suspended on a platform above the depths, launched into the unknown – on a pier out at sea.