SCA Presents Jessica Stockholder at AIC Jan. 10th, 2013

The Society for Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago presents



6:00 p.m.
Price Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicago
Please use the Michigan Avenue entrance
Since the 1980s, Jessica Stockholder has engaged in an ongoing
dialogue about the possibilities of painting and the pictorial
potential of sculpture with idiosyncratic pairings of found materials,
architecture, and broad swaths of paint in vibrant colors. The Wall
Street Journal deemed her “the reigning queen of the found object”,
and explained how she “can give a single bare light bulb a classic
purity and a crumpled parasol the weight of withdrawal.” Her
pioneering site-specific interventions and autonomous floor and wall
pieces have been described as “paintings in space.” Color Jam,
Stockholder’s 2012 project with the Chicago Loop Alliance, playfully
transformed the street, sidewalks, and building facades of the
downtown intersection at State and Adams with bright, bold colors.

Stockholder (American, born 1959) is the chair of the Department of
Visual Arts at the University of Chicago.  She has had solo
exhibitions at Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; PS1 Contemporary Art
Center, Long Island City; Dia Center for the Arts, New York; The
Renaissance Society, Chicago; and many others. Her survey exhibition
Jessica Stockholder, Kissing the Wall: Works 1988-2003 was shown at
the Blaffer Art Gallery, University of Houston and the Weatherspoon
Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Her work has
been featured in important group exhibitions such as the Venice
Biennale and Whitney Biennial. She has received numerous awards
including a National Endowment for the Arts grant for sculpture and a
Guggenheim Fellowship.

****This event is free to current AIC staff, students, and faculty
with a valid student i.d. All students will be seated on a first come
first serve basis and will be seated after all SCA members.This evening’s program is generously sponsored by Sotheby’s.

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