Clare Rojas: Clare’s Balls

    April 25-June 1, 2024

    Jessica Silverman presents “Clare’s Balls,” a solo exhibition of 23 paintings by California artist Clare Rojas. On view from April 25 to June 1, the exhibition riffs on the motif of dots, circles, and orbs. Variously overt and hidden, abstract and literal, funny and serious, the balls foster engagement and change. They are cradled, swept, and teetered upon. Some glow in the night sky; others suggest body parts. Both planetary and cellular, the spheres connect our innermost selves to the outer reaches of the cosmos.

    Clare Rojas (b. 1976, Columbus, OH) is in the permanent collections of MoMA New York; SFMOMA; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco; Orange County Museum of Art, CA; San Jose Museum of Art,CA;Berkeley Art Museum, CA; Smart Museum, University of Chicago; Columbus Museum of Art, OH; Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland; Dakis Joannou Collection, Greece; and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain. She has been awarded grants and residencies from Artadia, Eureka Fellowship, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the Headlands Center for the Arts. In 2024, Rojas will be the subject of a solo exhibition at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte, North Carolina. She has enjoyed previous solo exhibitions MCA Chicago; IKON Gallery, England; Museum Het Domein, Netherlands; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, MA; Savannah College of Art and Design, GA; Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS; Knoxville Museum of Art, TN; Belkin Satellite, Vancouver; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco. She has a BFA in printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in painting from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Rojas lives and works in Northern California and is represented by Jessica Silverman, San Francisco; Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York and SOCO Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina.