Jessica Stockholder

Jessica Stockholder: Your Skin in this Weather Bourne Eye-Threads and Swollen Perfume

October 5, 1995 - June 23, 1996

<p>Photo credit: Cathy Carver.</p>

Photo credit: Cathy Carver.


Jessica Stockholder's highly improvised free-form installations incorporate a brilliant, often lyrical palette and a diverse range of materials and found objects.


Press Release


October 5, 1995-June 23, 1996

Sep 05, 1995

Your Skin in this Weather Bourne Eye-Threads & Swollen Perfume, a site specific installation by Jessica Stockholder opens at Dia Center for the Arts on October 5, 1995. Incorporating multifarious materials and textures, the installation will transform the 4000 square feet ground floor gallery. It constitutes Stockholder's most substantial project to date.

Over the past seven years Stockholder has made a variety of site-specific installations which straddle the boundaries of painting, and sculpture while responding to architecture. Employing diverse found objects from plastic stacking crates, to carpets, and balls of brilliantly colored yarn she has woven intricate structures in which objects and materials, color, texture, form, and space play off each other to memorable effect.

Jessica Stockholder was born in 1959 in Seattle and grew up in Vancouver. After studying painting then sculpture at Yale School of Art between 1983 to 1985, she moved to Brooklyn, New York, where she continues to live and work. She has had numerous solo national and international exhibitions including Sala Montcada de la Fundación "la Caixa," Barcelona, Spain (1995), Galerie des Arènes, Carré d'Art, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Nîmes, France (1993), Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland (1992), and The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Illinois (1991).

This exhibition will be on view at Dia Center for the Arts, 548 West 22nd Street through June 23, 1996. Hours are Thursday through Sunday, 12 noon to 6 p.m.

Support for this project has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, Washington, D.C., and the members of the Dia Art Council, the major annual support group of Dia Center for the Arts, and the Dia Art Circle.

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For additional information or materials contact:
Press Department, Dia Art Foundation, or 212 293 5518

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