Jessica Stockholder Installation Premiers at Crystal Bridges

Installation view, Color Field, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, June 1–September 30, 2019.

On June 1st, a new outdoor, site specific installation by Jessica Stockholder premiered as part of Color Field, a large-scale group exhibition on the grounds of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Titled A Log (2015), Stockholder’s vibrant, eye-catching sculptural intervention includes mirrored elements, rope, fields of bright color, in addition to a cut and painted log.

Says the museum:

“Take a whimsical romp through the North Forest this summer and experience Color Field, a new, outdoor exhibition featuring large, colorful sculptures against the lush backdrop of Crystal Bridges’ Ozark forest.

The artworks in Color Field invite viewers to engage all the senses, from Spencer Finch’s Back to Kansas, a billboard-sized grid gleaned from the artist’s own repeated viewing of The Wizard of Oz, to Sam Falls’s interactive sculptures that welcome viewers to explore color through sight and sound. Along the way, learn about color theory, discover some of today’s exciting contemporary artists, and immerse yourself completely in this enchanting exhibition to experience the impact color has on our lives.”

In addition to A Log, the exhibition includes more than a dozen large-scale sculptural interventions that transform the ground and courtyard of the museum in various ways. Color Field is on view at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, through September 30, 2019.

Installation view, Color Field, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, June 1–September 30, 2019.