12 DECEMBER 2013 to 1 FEBRUARY 2014

Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Calgary, is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new sculptures and works on paper by internationally renowned artist Jessica Stockholder. Known for her investigations that bridge the realm between painting and sculpture, Stockholder explores the emotive capacity of ordinary objects and materials through colour, form, and composition. Void of their original utility, rubber balls, carpet, and household plastics, become elements of vibrant, abstract assemblages.

Jessica Stockholder was born in Seattle and grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. In a recent interview, Stockholder remarked that, “the landscape and the culture of Vancouver have everything to do with who [she is].” She studied painting at the University of British Columbia and completed her BFA at the University of Victoria. In 1985 she received an MFA from Yale University where she then worked as professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Sculpture. She also received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Emily Carr College of Art in 2010. Stockholder is currently professor and Chair at the Department of Visual Arts at University of Chicago.

She has exhibited throughout North America and Europe, most notably at the Venice Biennale; the Centre Pompidou in Paris; Dia Centre for the Arts, New York; the Power Plant, Toronto; the Art Institute of Chicago; P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Centre, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Her work is held in significant collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, Vancouver Art Gallery, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

For more information, contact:

1114 11 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2R 1P1
T 587 349 2014

Jessica Stockholder Untitled 2012
Untitled, 2012
plastic parts, vinyl fabric, rubber ball, nails, metal part, lexal caulking, pink and orange tape, ribbon, string, 22” x 19” x 9”

Jessica Stockholder Untitled
Untitled, 2011
leather, wooden fan blades, hardware, wire mesh, plastic parts, oil and acrylic
23" x 17" x 7 1/2"

Jessica Stockholder Untitled
Untitled, 2012
copper flashing, hardware, yarn, oil paint, red plastic balls, wire and hinge
16" x 12" x 11"

Jessica Stockholder Chandlier
Chandelier of sand and oil, 2010
metal chain, electrical cord, fluorescent bulb, fixture, plastic parts, drinking glasses, wire, shells, ceiling height x 19" x 21"