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Art Basel Miami Beach 2021

For the Nova Sector of Art Basel Miami Beach, Adams and Ollman (Portland, OR) will highlight new works by Vaginal Davis, Hayley Barker and Jessica Jackson Hutchins. Their work—united by gestural compositions, earthy palettes, languid marks, and material exploration—gives rise to a quiet yet radical political agency. In their own highly personal way, each unearths frequently overlooked histories that are rooted in gender, identity, labor, and spirituality. Working across sculptures, paintings, and collage, their nuanced and layered works encourage a slowness or contemplation. 

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Vaginal Davis, Akte, Goddess of Eating and Pleasure, 2021

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Vaginal Davis, Xochiquetzal, The Precious Feather Flower Goddess of Beauty and Art, 2021

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Vaginal Davis conjures her paintings with a concoction of “cosmetics, beauty products, domestic household goods, witchcraft potions, elixirs and compounds.” Davis’ choice of unconventional materials most pointedly references beauty, artifice, and identity, however, their combination with homemade tonics and potions speaks to the knowledge and history of folk remedies within Black communities. Davis deploys a painterly language of turbulent strokes, gestural lines, and smudgy wisps to form complex portraits of oft-overlooked historical figures, always with an eye to feminist and queer narratives. In a new series of large format paintings, the artist turns to African goddesses, Greek mythology and the spirit world for inspiration.

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Left: Vaginal Davis, Hecate, 2021

Right: Vaginal Davis, Pleiades, Seven Sisters, 2021

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Vaginal Davis, Oshun, African Goddess of Love and Sweet Water, 2021

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Vaginal Davis (b. Los Angeles, CA;  lives and works in Berlin, Germany) has been included in exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago (2020), IL; the New Museum (2017), 80WSE (2016), Cooper Union (2015), Participant Inc. (2012, 2010), all in New York; National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest, Romania (2009); Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rijeka, Croatia (2009); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (2008); and Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2006), among many others. She has performed at the New Museum, New York, NY (2017); documenta 14, Kassel, Germany (2017); Lafayette Anticipations, Archives nationales, Paris (2017); Arsenal Institut für Film und Videokunst, Berlin (2017); GenderFest Athens, Greece (2017); Creative Time Summit, Washington, D.C. (2016); Kunstverein Hannover, Germany (2016); Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario (2015); Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, Scotland (2015); New York University, NY (2014); School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois (2013, 2020); Participant Inc., New York, NY (2012); Southbank Centre, London, UK (2012); The Getty Center as part of Pacific Standard Time, Los Angeles, CA (2012); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2011); and Tate Modern, London (2011), among others. Davis has been a visiting professor at Lund University-Malmö Art Academy, Sweden; Justus Liebig Universität Gießen, Germany; Goethe Universität Frankfurt; Harvard University; and New York University. Her prolific artistic production also extends to her participation in a number of bands including The Afro Sisters; Black Fag; ¡Cholita! The Female Menudo; and Pedro, Muriel, & Esther; as well as solo projects. Her zine publications include Dowager, Crude, Fertile La Toyah Jackson, Shrimp, Yes, Ms. Davis, and Sucker. In 2009, she was awarded the Ethyl Eickelberg Art Prize. Davis has hosted and curated the performative film event Rising Stars, Falling Stars at the Arsenal Institut für Film und Videokunst in Berlin for eight years.

 

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Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Hot Mustard Tears, 2021

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Well-known for her sculptures that often situate ceramic forms and vessels on found and dissected domestic objects such as a table, piano, sofa, or cushion, Jessica Jackson Hutchins continues to explore and push materials, media, and meaning. Composed of an array of everyday objects, some found, some personal, the artist’s works are accumulations of quotidian life and mundane rituals transformed into reverential objects that  are as idiosyncratic as they are familiar. The artist’s ongoing engagement with materials and forms is tactile and intimate. Through touch and accretion, Hutchins celebrates the meaning and emotion of relationships, time, and language. Included in our presentation at Art Basel Miami Beach will be examples from a new series of works that are composed from multiple forms—some figurative, some vessel-like—that nestle, support and embrace one another. Their precarity and simplicity underscore the expressive, intuitive, immediate and intimate qualities of her medium while speaking directly to the human condition. At Art Basel Miami Beach, the gallery will offer a new series of works by Hutchins that combine her ceramic forms with cast glass elements.

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Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Even Here, snow-drifted, 2021
glazed ceramic
12h x 10w x 9d in
30.48h x 25.40w x 22.86d cm
JJH.18795

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Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Blue-stone Bliss, 2021
glazed ceramic
11h x 11w x 11d in
27.94h x 27.94w x 27.94d cm
JJH.18796

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Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Hot Mustard Tears, 2021
cast glass, glazed ceramic
10 1/2h x 9 1/2w x 7d in
26.67h x 24.13w x 17.78d cm
JJH.18797

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Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Wellspring Reed, 2021
cast glass, glazed ceramic
9h x 13w x 11d in
22.86h x 33.02w x 27.94d cm
JJH.18798

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Jessica Jackson Hutchins
In the desert, briefly, 2021
cast glass
17 1/2h x 12 1/2w x 9d in
44.45h x 31.75w x 22.86d cm
JJH.18799

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Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Monster with a Glass, 2021
cast glass, glazed ceramic
10 1/2h x 12w x 12d in
26.67h x 30.48w x 30.48d cm
JJH.18800

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Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Queen Fingered, 2021
glazed ceramic, paint and collage on canvas
18 1/2h x 13 1/2w x 1 1/2d in
46.99h x 34.29w x 3.81d cm
JJH.18933

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Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Medvedev’s Mess, 2021
glazed ceramic, shoelaces, paint and collage on canvas
14 1/2h x 11 1/2w x 1 1/2d in
36.83h x 29.21w x 3.81d cm
JJH.18940

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Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Even Here, snow-drifted, 2021
glazed ceramic
12h x 10w x 9d in
30.48h x 25.40w x 22.86d cm
JJH.18795

Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Blue-stone Bliss, 2021
glazed ceramic
11h x 11w x 11d in
27.94h x 27.94w x 27.94d cm
JJH.18796

Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Hot Mustard Tears, 2021
cast glass, glazed ceramic
10 1/2h x 9 1/2w x 7d in
26.67h x 24.13w x 17.78d cm
JJH.18797

Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Wellspring Reed, 2021
cast glass, glazed ceramic
9h x 13w x 11d in
22.86h x 33.02w x 27.94d cm
JJH.18798

Jessica Jackson Hutchins
In the desert, briefly, 2021
cast glass
17 1/2h x 12 1/2w x 9d in
44.45h x 31.75w x 22.86d cm
JJH.18799

Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Monster with a Glass, 2021
cast glass, glazed ceramic
10 1/2h x 12w x 12d in
26.67h x 30.48w x 30.48d cm
JJH.18800

Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Queen Fingered, 2021
glazed ceramic, paint and collage on canvas
18 1/2h x 13 1/2w x 1 1/2d in
46.99h x 34.29w x 3.81d cm
JJH.18933

Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Medvedev’s Mess, 2021
glazed ceramic, shoelaces, paint and collage on canvas
14 1/2h x 11 1/2w x 1 1/2d in
36.83h x 29.21w x 3.81d cm
JJH.18940

Jessica Jackson Hutchins (b. 1971, Chicago, IL; lives and works in Portland, OR) has recently had solo exhibitions at Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, OH (2016); the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (2014); the Hepworth Wakefield Museum (2013); the Broad Art Museum in East Lansing, MI (2013); and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, MA (2011). Significant group exhibitions include Makeshift at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, where Hutchins first premiered her performance work; the 55th Venice Biennale, The Encyclopedic Palace (2013); and The Whitney Biennial (2010). Her work is included in the following public collections: the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Margulies Collection, Miami; and the Portland Art Museum, Portland. Upcoming exhibitions include Ceramics in the Expanded Field at MASS MOCA and Working Thought at the Carnegie Museum of Art where she will debut a major new site specific glass installation. Hutchins holds a BA in Art History from Oberlin College and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

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In Hayley Barker’s paintings, the natural world is revealed in rhythmic dashes, acrobatic swirls, and dots of color that accumulate on the surface of the canvas in ecstatic yet peaceful, often contemplative renderings. Intuitive, feminine, spiritual, and mediumistic, Barker’s oil on linen works explore the ineffable between-spaces of space and time, figure and ground, interior and exterior, and dream and reality, dissolving their ostensible divisions amidst whorls of light, color, and shadow, and inviting viewers to modulate between and through what Barker describes as “spaces of passage.” In her newest work The Garden (for Sheridan), on view at Art Basel Miami Beach, a threshold looks out over a lush garden whose thick canopy encircles a distant light. The viewer is beckoned toward the light. The effect is that of a single electric moment suspended between the known and unknown, a pivot point around which an expansive and infinite potential is available.

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Hayley Barker, The Garden (for Sheridan), 2021

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Hayley Barker (b. 1973, Portland, OR; lives and works in Los Angeles, CA) received her BA from the University of Oregon, and her MA & MFA in Intermedia from the University of Iowa. Her work has recently been featured in exhibitions at Shrine, New York, NY; La Loma Projects, Los Angeles, CA; Reyes Finn, Detroit,MI; and Gana Art, Seoul, South Korea. 

 

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Vaginal Davis
Hecate, 2021
Nagellack, glycerin, hydrogen peroxide, coconut oil, lip stain, mascara, blush, nail varnish, eyeshadow, Schminkstifte mit Spitzer, Aqua Net Extra Super Hold Hair Spray, perfume and metallic tempera on tagboard paper
28h x 22w in
71.12h x 55.88w cm
VD202153
 

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Vaginal Davis
Xochiquetzal, The Precious Feather Flower Goddess of Beauty and Art, 2021
Nagellack, glycerin, hydrogen peroxide, coconut oil, lip stain, mascara, blush, nail varnish, eyeshadow, Schminkstifte mit Spitzer, Aqua Net Extra Super Hold Hair Spray, perfume and metallic tempera on tagboard paper
22h x 28w in
55.88h x 71.12w cm
VD202154
 

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Vaginal Davis
Oshun, African Goddess of Love and Sweet Water, 2021
Nagellack, glycerin, hydrogen peroxide, coconut oil, lip stain, mascara, blush, nail varnish, eyeshadow, Schminkstifte mit Spitzer, Aqua Net Extra Super Hold Hair Spray, perfume and metallic tempera on tagboard paper
28h x 22w in
71.12h x 55.88w cm
VD202155
 

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Vaginal Davis
Pleiades, Seven Sisters, 2021
Nagellack, glycerin, hydrogen peroxide, coconut oil, lip stain, mascara, blush, nail varnish, eyeshadow, Schminkstifte mit Spitzer, Aqua Net Extra Super Hold Hair Spray, perfume and metallic tempera on tagboard paper
28h x 22w in
71.12h x 55.88w cm
VD202156
 

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Vaginal Davis
Akte, Goddess of Eating and Pleasure, 2021
Nagellack, glycerin, hydrogen peroxide, coconut oil, lip stain, mascara, blush, nail varnish, eyeshadow, Schminkstifte mit Spitzer, Aqua Net Extra Super Hold Hair Spray, perfume and metallic tempera on tagboard paper
22h x 28w in
55.88h x 71.12w cm
VD202157
 

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Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Even Here, snow-drifted, 2021
glazed ceramic
12h x 10w x 9d in
30.48h x 25.40w x 22.86d cm
JJH.18795
 

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Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Blue-stone Bliss, 2021
glazed ceramic
11h x 11w x 11d in
27.94h x 27.94w x 27.94d cm
JJH.18796
 

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Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Hot Mustard Tears, 2021
cast glass, glazed ceramic
10 1/2h x 9 1/2w x 7d in
26.67h x 24.13w x 17.78d cm
JJH.18797
 

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Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Wellspring Reed, 2021
cast glass, glazed ceramic
9h x 13w x 11d in
22.86h x 33.02w x 27.94d cm
JJH.18798
 

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Jessica Jackson Hutchins
In the desert, briefly, 2021
cast glass
17 1/2h x 12 1/2w x 9d in
44.45h x 31.75w x 22.86d cm
JJH.18799
 

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Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Monster with a Glass, 2021
cast glass, glazed ceramic
10 1/2h x 12w x 12d in
26.67h x 30.48w x 30.48d cm
JJH.18800
 

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Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Medvedev’s Mess, 2021
glazed ceramic, shoelaces, paint and collage on canvas
14 1/2h x 11 1/2w x 1 1/2d in
36.83h x 29.21w x 3.81d cm
JJH.18940
 

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Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Queen Fingered, 2021
glazed ceramic, paint and collage on canvas
18 1/2h x 13 1/2w x 1 1/2d in
46.99h x 34.29w x 3.81d cm
JJH.18933
 

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Hayley Barker
The Garden (for Sheridan), 2021
oil on linen
80 1/8h x 65 1/8w in
203.52h x 165.42w cm
HBAR2021003
 

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Vaginal Davis
Hecate, 2021
Nagellack, glycerin, hydrogen peroxide, coconut oil, lip stain, mascara, blush, nail varnish, eyeshadow, Schminkstifte mit Spitzer, Aqua Net Extra Super Hold Hair Spray, perfume and metallic tempera on tagboard paper
28h x 22w in
71.12h x 55.88w cm
VD202153
 

Vaginal Davis
Xochiquetzal, The Precious Feather Flower Goddess of Beauty and Art, 2021
Nagellack, glycerin, hydrogen peroxide, coconut oil, lip stain, mascara, blush, nail varnish, eyeshadow, Schminkstifte mit Spitzer, Aqua Net Extra Super Hold Hair Spray, perfume and metallic tempera on tagboard paper
22h x 28w in
55.88h x 71.12w cm
VD202154
 

Vaginal Davis
Oshun, African Goddess of Love and Sweet Water, 2021
Nagellack, glycerin, hydrogen peroxide, coconut oil, lip stain, mascara, blush, nail varnish, eyeshadow, Schminkstifte mit Spitzer, Aqua Net Extra Super Hold Hair Spray, perfume and metallic tempera on tagboard paper
28h x 22w in
71.12h x 55.88w cm
VD202155
 

Vaginal Davis
Pleiades, Seven Sisters, 2021
Nagellack, glycerin, hydrogen peroxide, coconut oil, lip stain, mascara, blush, nail varnish, eyeshadow, Schminkstifte mit Spitzer, Aqua Net Extra Super Hold Hair Spray, perfume and metallic tempera on tagboard paper
28h x 22w in
71.12h x 55.88w cm
VD202156
 

Vaginal Davis
Akte, Goddess of Eating and Pleasure, 2021
Nagellack, glycerin, hydrogen peroxide, coconut oil, lip stain, mascara, blush, nail varnish, eyeshadow, Schminkstifte mit Spitzer, Aqua Net Extra Super Hold Hair Spray, perfume and metallic tempera on tagboard paper
22h x 28w in
55.88h x 71.12w cm
VD202157
 


Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Even Here, snow-drifted, 2021
glazed ceramic
12h x 10w x 9d in
30.48h x 25.40w x 22.86d cm
JJH.18795
 


Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Blue-stone Bliss, 2021
glazed ceramic
11h x 11w x 11d in
27.94h x 27.94w x 27.94d cm
JJH.18796
 


Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Hot Mustard Tears, 2021
cast glass, glazed ceramic
10 1/2h x 9 1/2w x 7d in
26.67h x 24.13w x 17.78d cm
JJH.18797
 


Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Wellspring Reed, 2021
cast glass, glazed ceramic
9h x 13w x 11d in
22.86h x 33.02w x 27.94d cm
JJH.18798
 


Jessica Jackson Hutchins
In the desert, briefly, 2021
cast glass
17 1/2h x 12 1/2w x 9d in
44.45h x 31.75w x 22.86d cm
JJH.18799
 


Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Monster with a Glass, 2021
cast glass, glazed ceramic
10 1/2h x 12w x 12d in
26.67h x 30.48w x 30.48d cm
JJH.18800
 


Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Medvedev’s Mess, 2021
glazed ceramic, shoelaces, paint and collage on canvas
14 1/2h x 11 1/2w x 1 1/2d in
36.83h x 29.21w x 3.81d cm
JJH.18940
 


Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Queen Fingered, 2021
glazed ceramic, paint and collage on canvas
18 1/2h x 13 1/2w x 1 1/2d in
46.99h x 34.29w x 3.81d cm
JJH.18933
 

Hayley Barker
The Garden (for Sheridan), 2021
oil on linen
80 1/8h x 65 1/8w in
203.52h x 165.42w cm
HBAR2021003
 

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