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UBS 12 x 12 Artist Talk: Jessica Labatte

Tue, Dec 14, 2010

Jessica Labatte, <em>Chasing the Carrot</em>

Jessica Labatte, Chasing the Carrot, 2010. Courtesy of the artist and Golden Gallery, Inc.


Jessica Labatte discusses her work during this informal gallery talk. The program is part of the MCA’s monthly UBS 12 x 12: New Artists/New Work exhibition series.

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.