Black plastic composting base,green plastic contatiners,pink wooden box,plywood,plastic clamp,fabric,fake fur,aluminum/tar flashing,plastic robot toy,acrylic and oil paint
42.5 x 20 x 27 in
108 x 50.8 x 68.6 cm
About the Catalogue
Stockholder, Kissing the Wall: Works, 1988-2003
Nancy Doll and Terrie Sultan with essays by Elspeth Carruthers and Miwon
Jessica Stockholder Art Available From
Distributed Art Publishers
Published in conjunction with Jessica Stockholder, Kissing the Wall:
Works, 1988-2003, co-organized by Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the
University of Houston, and the Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of
North Carolina at Greensboro, this is the first publication to
take an in-depth look at Stockholder’s career from the late 1980s onward,
beginning with the seminal piece from which exhibition and catalogue take
their name. In an interview with Stockholder, Terrie Sultan and
Nancy Doll, curators of the exhibition, explore the new direction
Stockholder’s work has taken in 2003 with the creation of free-standing
sculpture. Together they explore the significance of this “breaking away”
from the wall, and the creation of a “situation” in the larger context of
her work. Medievalist Elspeth Carruthers reveals in her
close relationship between Stockholder’s sprawling installations and
medieval modes of mapping space and time. Art Historian Miwon Kwon
takes this opportunity to revisit Rosalind Krauss’s essay “Sculpture in the
Expanded Field” (1979) and rethink Krauss’ ideas in the context of Jessica
Stockholder’s work. The catalogue also features an annotated chronology, and
selected exhibition and publication histories.
Nancy M. Doll
is Director of the Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina
at Greensboro and author of One Word: Plastic (Greensboro, NC:
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 2003).
is Director and Chief Curator of Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the
University of Houston. Her publications include Chuck Close Prints:
Process and Collaboration (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press,
2003) and Donald Lipski: A Brief History of Twine (New York: D.A.P./Distributed
Art Publishers, Inc., 2000).
is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of
Illinois–Chicago. Her scholarly interests are in medieval agriculture, law,
cartography, and environmental history.
is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at UCLA. She is the
author of One Place after Another: Site-Specific Art and Locational
Identity (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002).