Judy Crook 9Jennifer Steinkamp
Location: Top floor of the Hopkins Center
Judy Crook 9 is a digital animation painstakingly created by the artist Jennifer Steinkamp in 2017. Her work introduces images of nature into architectural spaces in a manner that complicates the idea of inside and outside, and built versus natural environments. Judy Crook 9 takes the viewer through four seasons in this one tree’s life—repeated endlessly to simultaneously evoke the cyclical nature of life and the ideal of infinite existence.
Steinkamp has been making works of digital art that honor her art teachers over the years. This work is from a series named after her professor of color theory at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. Rather than make one animation in an edition of nine, however, Steinkamp has made nine variations on the same theme—each one significantly different.
Contemporary Responses to GlobalizationNew Landscapes
Humanity’s unceasing persistent consumption and development has had complex repercussions on the physical, social, and cultural landscapes around the world. Artists are actively engaging with the consequences of our impacts on the landscape and, in response, considering alternative realities—from imagining a transformed landscape or a dystopic future in the wake of ecological disaster to creating new worlds to escape the effects of industrialization. This exhibition of recent acquisitions reflects on the diversity of experiences in, responses to, and projections of our many lived and potential realities.
Dolls can be playthings—items which help us explore everyday life and fantasy—and objects of nostalgia. This selection of photographs features dolls in a variety of contexts, from domestic to uncanny. It includes work by photographers Hans Bellmer, Olivia Parker, Senzeni Marasela, Destiny Deacon, and Ralph Meatyard, among others
The prints in this exhibition reflect William Hogarth’s (1697–1764) pointed, shrewd, and satirical social and political commentary. His work appealed to a broad public, but this popularity prompted questions into the ethical issues around the production and distribution of prints, the right to profit from artistic labor, and the nature of what constitutes an original work of art.