Jessica Stockholder: Trees


September 14 – October 24, 2014

Gary Lichtenstein Editions at Mana presents Jessica Stockholder: Trees, an exhibition featuring original silkscreen monoprints created by Stockholder and Lichtenstein as a result of their collaboration on the production of Hollow Places Court in Ash-Tree Wood for The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in 2011


Published and printed by Gary Lichtenstein Editions, Trees was a project inspired by the sculpture installation that comprised Hollow Places Court in Ash-Tree Wood—an exhibition that provided artist Jessica Stockholder with the opportunity to bring her continuing concern with the transient nature of visual phenomena into direct collision with the permanence that trees represent. Applying the same methodology to an edition of silkscreen prints on paper, Stockholder spontaneously created imagery that leaps from the page in a variety of different directions. Simultaneously, she has achieved a quiet consistency that resonates across all 83 unique pieces. The color variations within the series are striking to behold, individually and as group.

Stockholder was born in Seattle in 1959 and grew up in Vancouver. She received her B.F.A. from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, and received an M.F.A. from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut in 1985. Stockholder is a pioneer of multimedia, genre-bending installations that have become a prominent language in contemporary art. Stockholder’s complex works incorporate the architecture in which they have been conceived, blanketing the floor, scaling walls and ceiling, and even spilling out of windows, through doors and into the surrounding landscape. Stockholder’s installations, sculptures and collages affirm the primacy of pleasure, the blunt reality of things and the rich heterogeneity of life. Her work has been exhibited at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Dia Center for the Arts, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; P.S.1, New York; SITE Santa Fe; the Venice Biennale; the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland; and the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Jessica Stockholder was a recipient of The Academy of Arts and Letters Art Award in March, 2014.


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(1) ea tree, 2011
(2) da tree, 2011
(3) ca tree, 2011