Art Basel Miami Beach 2022
December 1-3, 2022
Jessica Silverman is pleased to participate in Art Basel Miami Beach from November 29 to December 3. The gallery will present “Cosmic Bodies,” featuring paintings, sculptures and textiles that explore diverse physicalities, from the carnal and environmental to the heavenly and healing. The group exhibition includes works by: Sadie Barnette, Andrea Bowers, Judy Chicago, Theresa Chromati, Julian Hoeber, Loie Hollowell, David Huffman, Kei Imazu, Rebecca Ness, Rashaad Newsome, Woody De Othello, Hayal Pozanti, Clare Rojas, Rose B. Simpson, Rupy C. Tut, Pae White, Margo Wolowiec and Chelsea Ryoko Wong.
Works by Judy Chicago, Theresa Chromati, Loie Hollowell and David Huffman celebrate acts of conception: Chicago’s historic embroidery and silkscreen textiles depict childbirth; a large-scale acrylic painting by Chromati multiplies, augments and fragments the body with gestural brushwork; Hollowell’s sacred oil painting Blue Crowning (2022) divinizes motherhood; and Huffman’s otherworldly celestial painting uses glitter as if to extend life towards the cosmic.
Notions of care and protection encompass the planet in works by Andrea Bowers, Rose B. Simpson, Pae White and Margo Wolowiec. Bowers will exhibit a hanging neon sculpture with the phrase “everything is a part of everything else.” Life-size figurative, bronze and ceramic sculptures Sip A and Heights I (both 2022) by Simpson use natural materials to demonstrate interconnectedness with the Earth and familial legacies.
Wolowiec’s hand-woven tondo applies sourced imagery of landscapes to examine their vulnerability, while White’s large wood panel work Saving Daylight subverts the viewer’s expectation of material value in an astounding spectral gradient of red, purple, blue and green.
Works by Sadie Barnette and Rebecca Ness explore community and care. Barnette’s glowing neon sculpture Photo Bar (2022) uses sourced imagery from her father’s New Eagle Creek Saloon—the first Black-owned gay bar in San Francisco—and a vibrant painting by Rebecca Ness depicts a night out at a crowded New York lesbian bar.