Jessica Tam | DECKLE LOG: a site-specific painting
DECKLE LOG: a site-specific painting
November 10 - December 2, 2016
Artist lecture: Thursday, November 10, 6pm
Reception: Thursday, November 10, 7-8
Jessica Tam received her MFA at Yale University School of Art and her BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
"My paintings typically deal with scenes from sensational popular culture such as professional wrestling, and I emphasize richly varied ways to reflect on even the most marketed and repetitive entertainments by presenting them through series of mutating images. I started creating large-scale site-specific paintings to envelop the viewer after considering the theatrical and cinematic nature of my serial work and studying how Italian frescoes work with the architecture of their specific residences. The viewer is surrounded by the large-scale site-specific paintings and at times is inside the wrestling ring and other times pushed out."