Jessica Labatte @ Western Exhibitions

March 13th – April 25th, 2015

Install at Western Exhibitions

Install at Western Exhibitions

For this exhibition we mounted the artists works to Dibond and framed the works for her show.

Jessica Labatte’s photographic work is an investigation in photographic illusion, while respecting the material processes of photography. Labatte’s most recent body of work addresses and employs light and color as a model for space and time; the barely visible, such as dust particles; minerals as pigments; and digital or antique photographic processes. On Artforum.com in 2015, critic and artist Zachary Cahill discusses her Spotting series in depth, writing “In a blurring of authorship, Labatte creates these images with her assistants and includes their first names parenthetically in the individual photographs’ titles. Together, they composed pictures by an accretion of digital erasures, most notably in Spotting #11 (Elyse, Jessica), 2014. If the process sounds complicated to understand, that’s because it is, though the end results aren’t. The photographs are visually generous and are marked by blasts of color that register the living quality of time itself.”

Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL; Elmhurst Art Museum; Hyde Park Art Center; Higher Pictures, NYC; Golden Gallery, and Horton Gallery, NYC. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Artforum.com, and Chicago Magazine. Labatte received an MFA and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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