"Kissing the Wall #2" (1988)

"Kissing the Wall #2," 1988
Slide projector screen, newspaper, plaster, oil and acrylic paint, fluorescent tube with purple sleeve, wallpaper, 51 inches high
Collection of the Artist
Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

"Lights plug into the wall and call attention to the electrical wires that are in the wall. It’s static to look at these light bulbs. They don’t do anything. It’s a static, still image that the lights present. But it is an event because electricity moves, and the electricity is active in the wall. So, conceptually, I like it that the stillness of the work is disrupted."

- Jessica Stockholder