Color Jam Houston treats the intersection of Main and McKinney as a single public canvas. The stripes of color on the four corners seem to be woven together and present a kind of basket. The weaving of different stripes together into a single whole is resonant with the reality of different owners, jurisdictions and codes that govern this section of public space consisting of crosswalk, roadway, sidewalk, store fronts and Metro platform. The work also signifies the delicate social and political balance that exists between individual rights, freedoms, responsibilities and our collective well-being and coexistence.
Jessica Stockholder is considered a pioneer of contemporary art for her creation of multimedia genre-bending installations that often extend beyond installation boundaries. Her work is included in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; the British Museum, London; the Centraal Museum, Utrecht; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC; the Middelheim Sculpture Museum, Antwerp; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
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