previews

  • Kissing the Wall #1, 1988.

    Kissing the Wall #1, 1988.

    Jessica Stockholder

    CAPC musée d'art contemporain
    7 rue Ferrère
    June 12–September 28, 2003

    Theatrical, chaotic, but always tethered to a compositional logic, Jessica Stockholder’s practice continues to advance despite the ubiquity of her whimsical constructions. Nearly fifty works by the doyenne of the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to installation have been selected by CAPC’s Thierry Davila, and there is also a sprawling new 1,500-square-meter Stockholder creation (consisting of linoleum and carpet, among other materials—not to mention a wooden hut) made especially for Bordeaux, the exhibition’s sole venue. A range of sculptures big and small as well as drawings are on view, culled from public and private collections in Europe. The accompanying catalogue boasts an interview with the artist by the estimable Jean-Pierre Criqui and an essay by art historian Miwon Kwon.