The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Honoring Jessica Stockholder
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Jessica Stockholder’s career in the visual arts now spans more than thirty years, including over seventy solo exhibitions worldwide and representation in numerous major public and private collections. Her work, which has had a significant impact on contemporary sculptural practice, is categorized by a deep love of color and a focused engagement with the intersection of pictorial space and the physicality of the material world. Stockholder first exhibited at The Aldrich in 1993, and in 2011 she presented Hollow Places Court in Ash-Tree Wood, a major solo exhibition based on the wood from a 130-year-old ash tree that had been removed from the Museum’s Sculpture Garden. Stockholder is also known for her writing on art and her commitment to teaching, which includes her appointment in 2012 as Chair of the Department of Visual Art at the University of Chicago.