19 APRIL to 8 JUNE, 2013

Barbara Edwards Contemporary is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by internationally renowned artist, Jessica Stockholder. Known for expanding the dialogue between painting and sculpture, Stockholder explores the realm of two-dimensional composition and three-dimensional space. Through the layering of color, found object and text, she investigates the function and creation of language. In the drawings included in this exhibition, Stockholder develops her own hieroglyph as a way of reading images.

Jessica Stockholder was born in Seattle and grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. 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.

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.

Stockholder is currently professor and Chair at the Department of Visual Arts at University of Chicago.

"Stockholder Gain", NOW Magazine

Border Crossings Volume 32, No. 3. Interview with Jessica Stockholder

ARTnews Review

Canadian Art feature, "Jessica Stockholder: Stand-Up Performance"

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Jessica Stockholder Fish

Fish, 2013
Litho print, acrylic paint, collage, graphite and coloured pencil on paper
29 ½” x 18”

Jessica Stockholder Red Rug

Red Rug, 2013
Litho print, acrylic paint, graphite, glue, red rug on paper
30” x 22”

Jessica Stockholder Puzzled

Puzzled, 2013
Litho print, coloured pencil, acrylic paint, glue, plastic parts and graphite on paper
22” x 30”

Jessica Stockholder Tight Rope

Tight Rope, 2013
Coloured pencil, acrylic and graphite on paper
11” x 14”

Jessica Stockholder Green Shape and Gaming

Green Shape and Gaming, 2013
Collage, acrylic paint, coloured pencil, litho print, graphite on paper
23” x 15 ¾”

Jessica Stockholder Orange Angle
Orange Angle, 2013
coloured pencil and graphite on paper
14" x 11"

Jessica Stockholder Body Part #3
Body Part #3, 2013
acrylic and pen on paper
14” x 17”

Jessica Stockholder Blue with Cut
Blue with Cut, 2013
acrylic, graphite, coloured pencil, foil, and glue on paper
22 ½” x 30”

Jessica Stockholder Three
Three, 2013
paper, acrylic, thread and coloured pencil
15” x 20”

Jessica Stockholder Modesty Attachment and Parts
Modesty Attachment and Parts, 2013
foil, tape, coloured pencil, and graphite on paper
11” x 14”