7/31/2006

Jessica Stockholder



































33 comments:

triple diesel said...

Technically, not in NYC, but in New Haven. But close enough.

Anybody see the recent PS1 show?

zipthwung said...

I prefer the merzbau chez Chuck E Cheeze's. Ever been there? I do appreciate the urge to build forts - it's universal and populist.

"Chaos, control. Chaos, control. You like, you like?"

this is nice.

Play Vangelis for me.

no-where-man said...

i did see the show at ps1 - really fun, but think she hurts from the same 'been ripped off so much looks tired'
First time was in her work was at the Power Plant in Toronto,

tumbleweed said...

It is very big.

Why am I a sucker for things like pillows mashed up together...? Sheesh.
I have not been there, but am tempted to say that in the last photo, the room/space is occupied really succesfully.

ducktalez said...

whats the name for this boring type of sculpture triple is posting


you guys trying to put us to sleep or just making some kind of point.?

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poppy said...

i also am not a fan of this..
I did think this artist was dealing with painting issues..once upon a time - meaning i thought i read it somewhere and saw it in her work..
i don't see it in this work partially because there is nothing excititng about the color use. yellow ropes hanging from a ceiling, yellow floor, some white pillows.. that little ladder thing is raunchy and calls to mind stellas ridiculous painted sculptures.. (Stella right?) Think of all the crap left over on an acrylic pallette that is being used over and over again.. voila, jessica stockholder.. anyone see those home decorating shows on the tele....no i won't make fun of the brits..

kelli said...

Triple Diesel Chapman brothers please!! I will even be nice and stop cracking jokes about Eurotrash and posting porn. And I usually don't throw down like that.

zipthwung said...

habit trail

zipthwung said...

there's plenty more

onesock said...

It is interestimg to me to hear comments that this is boring to some people because when I see work like this my heart skips a beat because I get excited. I am not saying my sensibilities are better than others. Hell, perhaps they are worse. But on a mere gut level it is interesting to think about the different responses. Of course I make work like this so perhaps it is just on an experiential level that I relate.
As to Stockholder I do think she can be repetitive but no more than say Brice Marden or someone.
ANd, Kelli, I would take this over penises coming out of a kid's face any day, IMO.

exu said...

love chapman bros

triple diesel said...

Chapman Bros would be fun, except they work in London (don't they?), and this is "SculptorNYC." We accomodated Stockholder; anyway, she's still in the tri-state area.

kelli said...

Just never feel like installation art is as good as Coney Island. It seems oddly even more restrictive and bound by conventions than painting although the Mike Kelley show was a positive exception. I'm still waiting for the Paul McCarthy ferris wheel.

Cooky Blaha said...

my thoughts exactly kels
these last 3 posts seem extremely bound to the conventions of their genre in a stale way. Doesn't help that this style is so popular in undergrad. That being said I'd gladly take this over Chapman as well.
Lets go back to brooknam a la Carol Bove

harold hollingsworth said...

we have a nice work of hers here at Microsoft, where I work during the days installing and de-installing art, and I must say it puts a smile on my face everytime I have a chance to pass the work, so, I'm down with what she's up to, besides, she is from Seattle originally, so gotta back an ex-northwest personality, I'm loyal...

zipthwung said...

Parisland!

closeuup said...

I read Vineland while I was on vacation. Tho I really dont like the corny joke tone of it, it is my life story, so I was obliged to pay attention.

TP had it all right, it's all our own fault. We let it all slip away because we didn't know how to be free. Wilhelm Reich got it right, too. The dissonance is killing me.

What heals?

zipthwung said...

I read dude is going to have a new book out this fall. I read Crying of Lot 49 but only part of anything else - short attention span.

Outside of the gates the trucks were unloadin',
The weather was hot, a-nearly 90 degrees.
The man standin' next to me, his head was exploding,
Well, I was prayin' the pieces wouldn't fall on me.

cha said...

dung beetle carapace with blue shawl..... and a "restraint"

like her colors...

closeuup said...

The top sculpture looks kinda racist to me--like an aunt jemima or something

Or else its just formal.

no-where-man said...

reminds me of Canada, - think 'acted on verbs', - a less garden friendly serra.

zipthwung said...

With a worldwide disaster looming just a few years ahead, it is a time of unrestrained corporate greed, false religiosity, moronic fecklessness, and evil intent in high places. No reference to the present day is intended or should be inferred.

Da doo doo doo da daa daa daa.

cha said...

closeuup .... ok .. old lady dungbeetle... but what's the wire plugged in bomb thing?

poppy said...

somber is the light tonight
sweet dreams my weeping moon
these lullabies i sing to you
that i might wake in tune.

it is interesting 'onesock' what we respond to. I haven't heard too many people say they have a reaction like that to this type of work.. Is it when you see it in a gallery space? does it have the same effect on you as a computer image? what in particular about this work?

closeuup said...

that's a rat she's chasing

onesock said...

Poppy,
Well, I think what I admire is something Dubz had mentioned in relation to Sibony's work and that is the ability to be casual and non-arbitrary at the same time. Now I realize that that is a quality that is not exclusive to this type of art. And I am not even sure it is something these artists get right all the time. I suppose I bring everything back to my work and I relate it to the fact that I assign "casualness" to my materials and "non-arbitrariness" to my patterns and arrangements. So when I see those distincions a bit vague or non-existent in other's work it intrigues me, or confounds me. So I am drawn to it because it is something I do not necessarily understand fully (which is also why I attempt the art I attempt).

But I think that the disconnect people have (especially among painters) is that this art deals with space, literal and metaphorical (not so much about painting as someone suggested). The materials seem less important. Sibony's materials seem very (pehaps too much) generic and uninteresting. But as Tuttle, feher, and others have proven, one can do amazing things with generic materials. SInce I have not seen Sibony's work live and in person I cant judge this.

Rachel Harrison I have seen and her work amazes me because the forms are generic but the materials are not. They very loaded with apriori meaning and whatnot. And there is this level of contrariness with her work combined with a willing to please. Again, these are things I am still trying to work out and understand.

poppy said...

thanks for the response onesock
i too am attracted to things i don't fully understand and can appreciate this type of work.. I can't put finger compltetely on why this stockholder stuff just ain't cuttin it for me...
Sometimes i see this stuff and wonder why the artist hasn't dealt with the space around the work - like the hardwood floors for instance.. if this beetle/ladder thingy was in a different colored space, without the hardwood floors etc.. do you think she is thinking about this particular space in this work?

zipthwung said...

you mean like this?

It makes me want to pee.

poppy said...

zip
i like it
and i know i like something when it makes me want to pee..

camron said...

what a waist of space. bring in the bums

no-where-man said...

something so common place now may have been so

zipthwung said...

global warming is like boiling frogs