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Jessica Stockholder


Jessica Stockholder
Made of Two Elements


one: wood, cloth, clothes line, wire lath, oil and acrylic paint
two: 3 green light bulbs, light fixture, oil, enamel and acrylic paint, styrofoam, carpet, newspaper, magazines, glue, metal, street lamp shade, cloth and hardware

96.5 x 78.7 x 284.5cm

Modern and contemporary art and artists – Jessica Stockholder
Jessica Stockholder was born in Seattle, Washington in 1959 and grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. She studied art at the University of British Columbia and Yale University. In 1983, when she began graduate studies at Yale, she created Installation in my Father's Backyard in Vancouver.
Klaus Ottmann: What are the most important issues in your work?
Jessica Stockholder: My work developed through the process of making site-specific installations—site-specific sometimes in very specific ways but also just by virtue of being "art" in a room; there's at least that much going on between the work and its context; after all, paintings don't hang on trees. - Jessica Stockholder: Of standing float roots in thin air
Contemporary Art Center is pleased to present a new solo project by Jessica Stockholder, her second presentation at the museum. Utilizing mass-produced objects and found materials, she will create a large-scale sculpture for P.S.1’s two-story duplex gallery.
A variety of installation images
Jessica Stockholder was born in Seattle, Washington in 1959. She studied painting at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and received an MFA from Yale University. Stockholder is a pioneer of multimedia genre-bending installations that have become a prominent language in contemporary art.
Jessica Stockholder: Sam Ran Over Sand or Sand Ran Over Sam
Rice Gallery's fall 2004 exhibition season will open with a site-specific work by Jessica Stockholder. This will be the internationally acclaimed artist's first solo installation in the United States in eight years.
Jessica Stockholder: a merging of mediums: since the 1980s, Stockholder has used everyday items and liberally applied paint to create distinctive sculpture-painting hybrids. A traveling survey of her sculptures goes on view this month at the Weatherspoon Art Museumby Frances Colpitt

- About the Exhibition: Jessica Stockholder: Kissing the Wall
Stepping into an exhibition of Jessica Stockholder’s work prompts memories of shopping at K-Mart, greeting a child’s room full of colorful toys and games, visiting a lighting store whose stock is in disarray, and walking down Broadway after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.