09 September to 14 October 2006

Jessica Stockholder
Five Monoprints

The second half of Diaz Contemporary’s first anniversary exhibitions comprises a show of work by renowned Canadian/ American artist Jessica Stockholder.

Known for her gorgeous, expansive, colourful installations made up of orderings of found materials and objects. The artist also produces collages and other assemblages, and it is just such a series that will be on display at Diaz. Transferring her aesthetic, materials, and methods to wall-mounted works, this exhibition of five untitled monoprints presents a rare opportunity to view Stockholder’s smaller scale works; microcosms of her imaginative realm.

Produced with Two Palms Press in NYC, these works are wall work monoprints in only the most luminal sense. Erupting from the two-dimensional surface of their mounts, they are filled with chunklets of fun fur, swirls of fabric, and layered matter. A transposition and condensation of Stockholder’s sweeping visions, these monoprints are virtual Pangaeas of swirling mass; a look at elements that are the bases of Stockholder’s sculptural works.

Born in 1959 in Seattle, Washington, and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Stockholder studied fine arts at the University of British Columbia, and the University of Victoria, from which she received her BFA in 1982, and Yale University, from which she received her MFA in 1985. Stockholder has exhibited extensively in the United States and internationally, with participation at the Venice Biennale, and a major exhibition at the DIA Center for the Arts in New York. She is the recipient of numerous awards, grants, and honours including a Guggenheim Fellowship award and a number of Canada Council Grants. Stockholder currently lives and works in New Haven, CT where she is the director of the Yale School of Art Sculpture Department.

*Courtesy Mitchell-Innes & Nash