P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center is pleased to present a new solo project by Jessica Stockholder, her second presentation at the museum. Utilizing mass-produced objects and found materials, she will create a large-scale sculpture for P.S.1's two-story Duplex Gallery, entitled Jessica Stockholder: Of Standing Float Roots in Thin Air.
Employing everyday goods such as plastic bags and containers, extension cords, lumber, plywood, carpets and furniture, Stockholder draws attention to the aesthetic qualities of these often overlooked items while avoiding overt symbolism and narrative storytelling. With deliberate placement and the eye of a master colorist, she maps out a constructed world informed by numerous artistic traditions, including Abstract Expressionism, color field painting, installation, and Minimalism.
For P.S.1, Stockholder created a composition incorporating fabric and household furniture illuminated by a configuration of plastic tubs and light bulbs suspended from the ceiling. Viewable from above, the sculpture alludes to a theatrical stage where the artist has enacted her work.