|Jessica Stockholder I Residency from April to October 1997
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Jessica Stockholder was born in 1959 in Seattle. She lives and works in New York.
Since the 1980's, Jessica Stockholder's work has been featured in several publications and in public acquisitions. Her work has been exhibited internationally: in New York at the Dia Center for the Arts and at the Whitney Museum of American Art, in London, in Paris at the Centre Georges Pompidou, and in Venice at the 47th Bienniale.
Concurrently to her creative work she teaches at Yale University in the United States.
Jessica Stockholder's work can take the form of monumental installations or works of the smallest size. All are constructed from everyday objects: found, assembled, taped, sometimes covered with cloth or paint.
What interests Stockholder is to create her installations according to color, volume, the surface and composition, ideas inherent to painting. The color is often used in apposition to complimentary colors, creating a play of multiple tensions capable of structuring a space.
At the Atelier Calder, she produced two installations that were then exhibited simultaneously; one at the Musée de Beaux Arts of Nantes, the other at the Picasso Museum in Antibes.
These two works were conceived as architectural ensembles, each of which had a direct link to the space where it was mounted: the equilibrium of the disparate elements was carefully orchestrated. In Nantes, Nit Picking Trumpets of Iced Blue Vagaries was composed of immense stacks of buckets. This imposing volume responds to that of the presentation space, the Salle Blanche, classical in the character of the museum's architecture. For the installation exhibited in Antibes, the space was more delicate, the work more linear, like a drawing in space.