July 27th, 2017

Candy Jernigan at Wattis

Candy Jernigan at Wattis

Artist: Candy Jernigan

Venue: Wattis, San Francisco

Exhibition Title: A Couple of Pencils and Some Paper

Date: June 1 – July 29, 2017

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Candy Jernigan at Wattis

Candy Jernigan at Wattis

Candy Jernigan at Wattis

Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.


Images courtesy of Candy Jernigan Estate; Greene Naftali, New York; and Wattis, San Francisco. Photos by Johnna Arnold.

Press Release:

Evidence is often far from evident. Only after a careful (even obsessive) process of observing, collecting, and cataloguing does an object that seems to be inconsequential prove to be far from it.

Candy Jernigan’s drawings, sculptures, and collages tell the story of a life spent turning details into evidence, and, by extension, into poetic pieces of social commentary. This exhibition focuses on her works on paper, ranging from 1980 to 1991. There are drawings of bottle caps,bugs, and leaves. There are drawings of luggage tags, cigarette packs,and Cheez Doodles. And there are many drawings of vases and vessels,the last body of work she made.

Candy Jernigan (1952—1991) was born in Miami and lived in New York.

Curated by Anthony Huberman and organized by Leila Grothe with assistance from Magdalena Hartelova.

Link: Candy Jernigan at Wattis

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