"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
PREVIEW: Jessica Stockholder in Season 3 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2005)
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A pioneer of multimedia genre-bending installations, Jessica Stockholder's site-specific interventions and autonomous floor and wall pieces have been described as "paintings in space." Her work is energetic, cacophonous, and idiosyncratic, but closer observation reveals formal decisions about color and composition, and a tempering of chaos with control.
Jessica Stockholder is featured in the Season 3 episode "Play" of the Art21 series "Art in the Twenty-First Century".