Paint, plywood, cloth, paper, litho print on paper, hardware
32 x 17 in
81.3 x 43.2 cm
Boundaries: Painting and Sculpture
Can a sculpture evoke a
painted canvas? Jessica Stockholder’s three-dimensional works do just that
by exploring issues central to painting, particularly abstract composition.
Stockholder’s wall pieces, sculptures, and installations employ formal
painting elements such as color shifts, changes in light and shadow and
variations in scale and composition. More than being simple analogies,
however, Stockholder’s works are better described as “enactions,” paintings
which have left the picture plane to complete their narrative in three
Not surprisingly, Stockholder is inspired by painters including Robert
Rauschenberg as well as by Minimalist artists such as Richard Serra.
Reaching further back in time, her work draws upon Matisse’s colorful
collages and the Cubists’ fractured representations of three-dimensional