Frieze Seoul 2023

    September 6-9, 2023

    Booth A3

    Jessica Silverman is pleased to announce the gallery’s inaugural participation in Frieze Seoul and Woody De Othello’s first solo exhibition in Asia. Running from September 6 to 9, the exhibition is comprised of new ceramic, bronze, and wood sculptures as well as new oil paintings by the Miami-born artist of Haitian descent.

    Titled “Mineral Memory,” Othello’s show explores home as a space where time and personal history are anchored. The first edition of a bronze sculpture titled the healers gathered around (2023) has two pairs of legs, seated ritualistically, emblematic of a small supportive community, which upholds others as well as themselves. On top of the bronze rests an exquisitely glazed ceramic head besieged by three hands, which suggest the figure is deep in thought, in the process of being molded in clay, or both. Among other things, the healers gathered around is about collective idea formation.

    Woody De Othello (b. 1991, Miami) holds an MFA from the California College of Arts, San Francisco and BFA from Florida Atlantic University. His work is in the permanent collections of Whitney Museum of American Art; Pérez Art Museum Miami; ICA, Miami; SFMOMA, San Francisco; Seattle Art Museum; LACMA, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; San José Museum of Art, CA; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI; and MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Art, Rome, Italy, and many more. Othello has exhibited widely in group exhibitions at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; SFMOMA, San Francisco; Hayward Gallery, London; The Met, New York; Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery, Washington D.C.; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia; FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial; 33rd Ljubljana Biennial, Slovenia; and Center for Craft in Asheville, NC, among others. Large-scale public art commissions include San Francisco International Airport; de Young, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; and Cityline, Sunnyvale. He is represented by Jessica Silverman, San Francisco; Karma, New York; and Stephen Friedman, London. Othello lives and works in Oakland, CA.