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Joan Nelson and Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Independent New York - May 5–8, 2022 - Viewing Room - Adams and Ollman Viewing Room

Independent Art Fair

May 5–8, 2022

Spring Studios

New York, NY

For Independent New York 2022, Adams and Ollman is pleased to present new works by painter Joan Nelson and multimedia artist Jessica Jackson Hutchins. United by an ecstatic use of gesture and color, as well as an often subversive use of genre, both artists explore questions of human agency, boundaries between the natural and the human-made, and the force and effect of imagination on material reality.

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Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint, glitter on wood panel

19 3/4h x 19 3/4w x 1 1/4d in

50.17h x 50.17w x 3.18d cm

JN 808

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint, glitter on wood panel

19 3/4h x 19 3/4w x 1 1/4d in

50.17h x 50.17w x 3.18d cm

JN 808

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Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint, glitter on wood panel

24h x 24w x 1 1/4d in

60.96h x 60.96w cm

JN 809

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint, glitter on wood panel

24h x 24w x 1 1/4d in

60.96h x 60.96w cm

JN 809

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Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, milk paint, glitter on wood panel

19 3/4h x 19 3/4w x 1 1/4d in

50.17h x 50.17w x 3.18d cm

JN 810

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, milk paint, glitter on wood panel

19 3/4h x 19 3/4w x 1 1/4d in

50.17h x 50.17w x 3.18d cm

JN 810

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Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, milk paint on wood panel

19 3/4h x 19 3/4w x 1 1/4d in

50.17h x 50.17w x 3.18d cm

JN 811

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, milk paint on wood panel

19 3/4h x 19 3/4w x 1 1/4d in

50.17h x 50.17w x 3.18d cm

JN 811

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Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil on wood panel

1h x 19 3/4w x 19 3/4d in

2.54h x 50.17w x 50.17d cm

JN 812

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil on wood panel

1h x 19 3/4w x 19 3/4d in

2.54h x 50.17w x 50.17d cm

JN 812

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Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil on wood panel

30 1/16h x 30w in

76.36h x 76.20w cm

JN 813

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil on wood panel

30 1/16h x 30w in

76.36h x 76.20w cm

JN 813

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Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint, glitter on wood panel

30h x 30 1/16w in

76.20h x 76.36w cm

JN 814

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint, glitter on wood panel

30h x 30 1/16w in

76.20h x 76.36w cm

JN 814

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Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint, spray paint on wood panel

30h x 30w in

76.20h x 76.20w cm

JN 815

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint, spray paint on wood panel

30h x 30w in

76.20h x 76.20w cm

JN 815

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Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint on wood panel

59 13/16h x 59 13/16w in

151.92h x 151.92w cm

JN 816

sold

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint on wood panel

59 13/16h x 59 13/16w in

151.92h x 151.92w cm

JN 816

sold

Inquire
Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil on wood panel

24h x 24w in

60.96h x 60.96w cm

JN 817

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil on wood panel

24h x 24w in

60.96h x 60.96w cm

JN 817

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Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint on wood panel

24h x 24w in

60.96h x 60.96w cm

JN 818

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint on wood panel

24h x 24w in

60.96h x 60.96w cm

JN 818

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Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, milk paint on acrylic sheet

23 1/2h x 23 1/2w x 1/4d in

59.69h x 59.69w cm

JN_PL_2022001

sold

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, milk paint on acrylic sheet

23 1/2h x 23 1/2w x 1/4d in

59.69h x 59.69w cm

JN_PL_2022001

sold

Inquire
Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint on acrylic sheet

23 1/2h x 23 1/2w x 1/4d in

59.69h x 59.69w cm

JN_PL_2022002

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint on acrylic sheet

23 1/2h x 23 1/2w x 1/4d in

59.69h x 59.69w cm

JN_PL_2022002

Inquire
Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, glitter on wood panel

24h x 24w in

60.96h x 60.96w cm

JN 819

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, glitter on wood panel

24h x 24w in

60.96h x 60.96w cm

JN 819

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my friend the poet

Jessica Jackson Hutchins

My Friend the Poet, 2019

ceramic, plaster, paper mache, chair

63h x 30w x 33d in

160.02h x 76.20w x 83.82d cm

JJH.16951

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Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Cool Thing, 2022

glazed ceramic

17 3/4h x 11w x 12d in

45.09h x 27.94w x 30.48d cm

JJH.19341

sold

Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Cool Thing, 2022

glazed ceramic

17 3/4h x 11w x 12d in

45.09h x 27.94w x 30.48d cm

JJH.19341

sold

Inquire
Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Beyond Ourselves, 2022

fused glass, glazed ceramic

13 1/2h x 17w x 15d in

34.29h x 43.18w x 38.10d cm

JJH.19343

Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Beyond Ourselves, 2022

fused glass, glazed ceramic

13 1/2h x 17w x 15d in

34.29h x 43.18w x 38.10d cm

JJH.19343

Inquire
Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Elsewhere, 2022

fused glass, glazed ceramic

9h x 11w x 10 1/2d in

22.86h x 27.94w x 26.67d cm

JJH.19344

Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Elsewhere, 2022

fused glass, glazed ceramic

9h x 11w x 10 1/2d in

22.86h x 27.94w x 26.67d cm

JJH.19344

Inquire
Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Jaywalker, 2022

cast glass, glazed ceramic

16 1/2h x 13w x 11d in

41.91h x 33.02w x 27.94d cm

JJH.19342

Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Jaywalker, 2022

cast glass, glazed ceramic

16 1/2h x 13w x 11d in

41.91h x 33.02w x 27.94d cm

JJH.19342

Inquire
Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint, glitter on wood panel

19 3/4h x 19 3/4w x 1 1/4d in

50.17h x 50.17w x 3.18d cm

JN 808

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint, glitter on wood panel

19 3/4h x 19 3/4w x 1 1/4d in

50.17h x 50.17w x 3.18d cm

JN 808

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint, glitter on wood panel

24h x 24w x 1 1/4d in

60.96h x 60.96w cm

JN 809

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint, glitter on wood panel

24h x 24w x 1 1/4d in

60.96h x 60.96w cm

JN 809

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, milk paint, glitter on wood panel

19 3/4h x 19 3/4w x 1 1/4d in

50.17h x 50.17w x 3.18d cm

JN 810

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, milk paint, glitter on wood panel

19 3/4h x 19 3/4w x 1 1/4d in

50.17h x 50.17w x 3.18d cm

JN 810

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, milk paint on wood panel

19 3/4h x 19 3/4w x 1 1/4d in

50.17h x 50.17w x 3.18d cm

JN 811

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, milk paint on wood panel

19 3/4h x 19 3/4w x 1 1/4d in

50.17h x 50.17w x 3.18d cm

JN 811

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil on wood panel

1h x 19 3/4w x 19 3/4d in

2.54h x 50.17w x 50.17d cm

JN 812

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil on wood panel

1h x 19 3/4w x 19 3/4d in

2.54h x 50.17w x 50.17d cm

JN 812

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil on wood panel

30 1/16h x 30w in

76.36h x 76.20w cm

JN 813

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil on wood panel

30 1/16h x 30w in

76.36h x 76.20w cm

JN 813

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint, glitter on wood panel

30h x 30 1/16w in

76.20h x 76.36w cm

JN 814

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint, glitter on wood panel

30h x 30 1/16w in

76.20h x 76.36w cm

JN 814

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint, spray paint on wood panel

30h x 30w in

76.20h x 76.20w cm

JN 815

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint, spray paint on wood panel

30h x 30w in

76.20h x 76.20w cm

JN 815

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint on wood panel

59 13/16h x 59 13/16w in

151.92h x 151.92w cm

JN 816

sold

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint on wood panel

59 13/16h x 59 13/16w in

151.92h x 151.92w cm

JN 816

sold

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil on wood panel

24h x 24w in

60.96h x 60.96w cm

JN 817

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil on wood panel

24h x 24w in

60.96h x 60.96w cm

JN 817

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint on wood panel

24h x 24w in

60.96h x 60.96w cm

JN 818

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint on wood panel

24h x 24w in

60.96h x 60.96w cm

JN 818

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, milk paint on acrylic sheet

23 1/2h x 23 1/2w x 1/4d in

59.69h x 59.69w cm

JN_PL_2022001

sold

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, milk paint on acrylic sheet

23 1/2h x 23 1/2w x 1/4d in

59.69h x 59.69w cm

JN_PL_2022001

sold

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint on acrylic sheet

23 1/2h x 23 1/2w x 1/4d in

59.69h x 59.69w cm

JN_PL_2022002

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, pencil, milk paint on acrylic sheet

23 1/2h x 23 1/2w x 1/4d in

59.69h x 59.69w cm

JN_PL_2022002

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, glitter on wood panel

24h x 24w in

60.96h x 60.96w cm

JN 819

Joan Nelson

Untitled, 2022

acrylic, shellac ink, glitter on wood panel

24h x 24w in

60.96h x 60.96w cm

JN 819

my friend the poet

Jessica Jackson Hutchins

My Friend the Poet, 2019

ceramic, plaster, paper mache, chair

63h x 30w x 33d in

160.02h x 76.20w x 83.82d cm

JJH.16951

Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Cool Thing, 2022

glazed ceramic

17 3/4h x 11w x 12d in

45.09h x 27.94w x 30.48d cm

JJH.19341

sold

Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Cool Thing, 2022

glazed ceramic

17 3/4h x 11w x 12d in

45.09h x 27.94w x 30.48d cm

JJH.19341

sold

Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Beyond Ourselves, 2022

fused glass, glazed ceramic

13 1/2h x 17w x 15d in

34.29h x 43.18w x 38.10d cm

JJH.19343

Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Beyond Ourselves, 2022

fused glass, glazed ceramic

13 1/2h x 17w x 15d in

34.29h x 43.18w x 38.10d cm

JJH.19343

Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Elsewhere, 2022

fused glass, glazed ceramic

9h x 11w x 10 1/2d in

22.86h x 27.94w x 26.67d cm

JJH.19344

Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Elsewhere, 2022

fused glass, glazed ceramic

9h x 11w x 10 1/2d in

22.86h x 27.94w x 26.67d cm

JJH.19344

Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Jaywalker, 2022

cast glass, glazed ceramic

16 1/2h x 13w x 11d in

41.91h x 33.02w x 27.94d cm

JJH.19342

Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Jaywalker, 2022

cast glass, glazed ceramic

16 1/2h x 13w x 11d in

41.91h x 33.02w x 27.94d cm

JJH.19342

Independent New York - May 5–8, 2022 - Viewing Room - Adams and Ollman Viewing Room

For nearly four decades, Joan Nelson has been reverently and subversively painting the landscape. Since the start of her career in New York in the 1980s, Nelson’s singular subject has been the awe and the artifice of the tradition within which she is working. Known for her paintings that incorporate multiple pictorial traditions, Nelson creates hybrid landscapes of places both real and imagined. Using fragmentary details borrowed from iconic depictions of the landscape, Nelson creates her own vantage point by mixing these elements with personal references—photos, travel books, old postcards, imagination, memory—calling into question the genre’s presumed authority as she paints and repaints it as fiction. Nelson’s invented images push back against a male-dominated tradition of landscape painting and question deeply-rooted narratives of expansion, conquest and extraction.

Nelson’s new works continue to explore the land as a generative force filled with wondrous and often terrifying phenomena, continuously creating and dismantling itself not for our pleasure, but in pursuit of its own realization. Peaked hoodoos jut into enormous, unfolding clouds set against long ridgelines, reluctantly but gracefully fading into the horizon in turns; dazzling skies flocked with glitter and dense with ecstatic energy are set against ancient, eroded rocks, calling to mind the inverse forces of creation and destruction; an expansive and lush environment of rocks and caves carved out by glowing waterfalls and deep pools and bathed in streams of sunlight seems to pulse and radiate. Indeed there is an almost antagonistic aspect to some of the landscapes that, while overflowing with abundance and lifeforce, frames the viewer as distinctly outsider.

Independent New York - May 5–8, 2022 - Viewing Room - Adams and Ollman Viewing Room

Left: Joan Nelson, Untitled, 2022

Right: Joan Nelson, Untitled, 2022

“Nelson’s landscapes...speak of yearning for and alienation from the natural world, an unbridgeable distance recorded in a postindustrial world.” – Christopher Knight, LA Times, 2011

Independent New York - May 5–8, 2022 - Viewing Room - Adams and Ollman Viewing Room

Left: Joan Nelson, Untitled, 2022

Right: Joan Nelson, Untitled, 2022

Independent New York - May 5–8, 2022 - Viewing Room - Adams and Ollman Viewing Room

Joan Nelson, Untitled, 2022

Joan Nelson (b. 1958, California; lives and works in Stamford, New York) has exhibited her work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA ; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; among many others. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Whitney Museum of American Art, all New York, NY; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY;  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Minneapolis Museum of Art, MN; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C.; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; and Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas at Austin. Nelson received her BFA from Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

Independent New York - May 5–8, 2022 - Viewing Room - Adams and Ollman Viewing Room

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. New work for the Independent takes as its inspiration the form and tradition of Chinese scholar stones used for personal contemplation and artistic inspiration. These small-scale, intimate forms integrate identifiable natural features and textures that reference familiar objects associated with quotidian life and mundane ritual—vessels, tools, body parts—resulting in morphic, intuitive objects that blur the lines between object and action, natural and human-made. Like Nelson’s landscapes, they seem to exist of their own accord. Their uncanny forms are tempered by the reassurance of human touch—finger-shaped surface indentations, strokes of brushed-on colored glaze—creating an alternating sense of welcome and alienation.

Independent New York - May 5–8, 2022 - Viewing Room - Adams and Ollman Viewing Room

Jessica Jackson Hutchins, My Friend the Poet, 2019

Independent New York - May 5–8, 2022 - Viewing Room - Adams and Ollman Viewing Room

Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Elsewhere, 2022

Kelly Reichardt: I think if I saw a Jessica piece anywhere, I would know—it's so distinctive. You obviously have your own particular language, but there must have been a period of time growing into that, where you at some point trusted your own voice enough.

 

Jessica Jackson Hutchins: You know, I wasn't classically trained. So I think, lining up my formal gestures with my values and intention of what I wanted them to be, was all I ever worked on. So that was the only thing I ever did...I've only ever thought that using the right hand gesture, the right color, the right anything was the same as using the right word in a sentence.

 

 

Independent New York - May 5–8, 2022 - Viewing Room - Adams and Ollman Viewing Room

Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Beyond Ourselves, 2022

Independent New York - May 5–8, 2022 - Viewing Room - Adams and Ollman Viewing Room

Jessica Jackson Hutchins (b. 1971 in Chicago, Illinois; lives and works in Portland, Oregon) has recently had solo exhibitions at Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH (2016); the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT (2014); the Hepworth Wakefield Museum, West Yorkshire, UK (2013); the Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI (2013); and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (2011). Significant group exhibitions include Makeshift at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI (2018), where Hutchins first premiered her performance work; The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2013); and The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2010). Her work is currently on view in Ceramics in the Expanded Field at MASS MOCA, North Adams, MA, and Working Thought at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, which includes a major new site specific glass installation. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Margulies Collection, Miami, FL; and the Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR. In 2022, Hutchins was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and in 2020, received the Merit Medal for Sculpture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She holds a BA in Art History from Oberlin College, OH, and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL.