UBS 12 x 12 Artist Talk: Jessica Labatte
Tue, Dec 14, 2010
Labatte is a recent graduate from the MFA program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her formal explorations of everyday objects and materials focus on color and shape while emphasizing a collage aesthetic grounded in both the illusionistic tendencies of photography and the still life tradition. By manipulating the picture plane on her large format camera and emphasizing a deceptively flattened space, Labatte asks us to consider the photographic space and its relation to both the picture frame and the two-dimensionality of the paper support.