FOG Design+Art 2023
January 19-22, 2023
Jessica Silverman is pleased to participate in FOG Design+Art 2023 from January 19 to January 22, 2023. The gallery will present a chromophilic group booth featuring works by Sadie Barnette, Judy Chicago, Julian Hoeber, Loie Hollowell, Woody De Othello, Davina Semo, and an artist new to the gallery’s roster, Chelsea Ryoko Wong. The works gathered here don’t just use color, but address it as subject matter.
The centerpiece of the presentation is Judy Chicago’s vivid, movable outdoor sculpture Rearrangeable Rainbow Blocks, made up of twelve painted stainless-steel blocks. Conceived in 1965, the first iteration of this work is in Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas.
These pieces explore the way color interacts with the eye’s desire for deep space, a theme also present in two pastel-on-paper works by Loie Hollowell. Sunset and Nipple (both 2022) are at once abstractions, body parts, and cosmic representations of the universe that shift our sense of time, space, and beauty.
The Oz-like rapturous power of color is evoked further in Julian Hoeber’s prismatic paintings and Sadie Barnette’s purple and graphite drawing, Fancies (2022).
New acrylic paintings and watercolors by Chelsea Ryoko Wong depict figures in San Francisco Bay Area settings, collecting mussels, playing Mahjong, lounging at the beach, or eating dim sum in Chinatown. Through exuberant vignettes, Ryoko invites the viewer into her optimistic artistic world where small pleasures run deep.
Finally, in Woody De Othello’s glazed ceramic sculpture Right side up (2022) an abstracted head sits atop a moss-colored stand, as if employing earth tones to reconsider what it means to be “grounded”.