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Jessica Stockholder Installation

Blue glass lamp, blue plastic bin, small gold coffee table with glass top, plywood, silver lamp, aluminum/tar flashing, acrylic paint, fake fur
45.5 x 46 x 36 in

115.6 x 116.8 x 91.4 cm


About Jessica Stockholder
(Excerpted from Kissing the Wall)

Born in Seattle, Washington, and trained at Yale University, Jessica Stockholder creates architectural scenarios and sculptural assemblages of a highly pictorial quality. Her work fuses found objects—ranging from construction materials to furniture and textiles, as well as everyday discarded household items. Stockholder’s work challenges the distinction between painting and sculpture, object and environment, decorative beauty and practical use. Her series of freestanding assemblages begun in 1988 with Kissing the Wall aesthetically inscribe themselves somewhere between home and Home Depot by introducing an air of animated domesticity and privacy into the anonymity of the gallery. Physically and emotionally engaging, they are exuberant visual essays on notions of private and public spheres and the conflation of private and public consumption.

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