rt constructs a place to ask you to notice something. The use of color as a plain to bridges the body to the space of the painting’s plane. There is a complexity to art that we are lucky to fit into.
This complexity is due to the difficulty to define the purpose of art. The art of installation, sculpture, and painting are not well defined and are becoming more ambiguous over time.
Stockholder’s art asks the viewer to pay attention to experience as a metaphor of the mundane task of paying attention to deeper meanings. The world is full of materials with vast meanings for everything from the color to texture of that material. Noting is neutral due to attachment through a value in space, in emotion, in the art sphere, or in money. To make sense of complexity and contradiction is not an original intentions of Stockholder, but one of all artist. To discover true intentions is make things that surprise.
Playing with color as an allusion of volume by experimenting with boundary and questions of edge. By bringing narrative into a visual thing, Stockholder finds character in the items she uses to impact in the physical appearance to tell a story. This work is not literary in the sense of storytelling, but in the way words are creates in a factious way to occupy a space to evoke illusions and emotions.
Nothing is out of time moving from one moment to the next, yet can a visual carry through one moment to the next.
“I don’t think there is progress in art, we continue to change and shift and change, but have we gotten better? We keep living?”
Art making has value for the moment as well as the future. Stockholder’s use of plastic in her work she has witnessed seeing plastics fall apart as an unstable material that, yet threatens to live beyond us. In her practice Stockholder stays aware of her limits of control and space. To stay in control is practice human beings need to survive. For Stockholder making things is what she needs to do, that is who she is as a human. As a human in society she has no regrets of working as a professor to aid her financially. To be filthy rich allows you to avoid the world and she finds value the relationship with her students. She draws a line of division between her job versus her work.
In her work she finds inspiration to finds certain object as well as in inspiration from those found objects. With her key material used with in her sculptures being plastic she does recognize our relationship to the natural world as one in which we are a part of. She calls plastic a seductive material as it is beautiful, yet thought of as cheap and unvalued. In our society it is extremely difficult to not participate in the use of these streams of materials. To combat pollution people must understand the morals in the way we live collectively versus the moral of art.