October 20, 2014
Baltimore’s Open Space is re-opening in a brand new location with a group show I’m happy to be a part of:
Precious Moments is a group curated show focusing on works that are hinged on sentiment and the gentle gaze of mind-full observation. Artworks span from domestic sculpture to written and painted prose. Like photos in a family album, this show is woven as a warm blanket to welcome you to our new home.
Andrew Eargle (Oakland)
Roberto Jamora (New York)
Flannery Silva (Baltimore)
Patrice Renee Washington (New York)
Jessica Williams (Oslo)
512 W Franklin St
Baltimore, MD 21201
Opening: Saturday, October 25, 6 – 9pm
Exhibition: October 25 – November, 2014
October 13, 2014
Working on a new project now during this lull between traveling, application deadlines, and real life. A slow sifting through images with the tentative title: digital images of the physical world.
Last night Rolf and I were talking about my childhood love of sci-fi. Got so impassioned talking about it but when I was done he just shrugged and said something about our world being so crazy and full enough as-is.
Also: posting some images here, though I haven’t decided how I feel about it yet.
October 1, 2014
Rolf (my husband) and I have started a new blog about foraging, fermentation, and food: unlikely pairing.
I’m trying to keep it updated twice a week and at this very moment we actually have dozens of projects going on. Tomorrow, for example, I’m bottling our first batch of hard cider this season and preparing the second. I also took a few pics of things to forage in NYC when we were there last week..
September 18, 2014
The NYABF opens in exactly one week, so here is the final list of all the great people I’ll be representing at my table, Jessica Williams + Friends:
Anna Barner Stokholm
Eivind Opsvik and Michelle Arcila
Eriksen / Brown
Hedda Roterud Amundsen
Martin Sæther and Daniel Peder Askeland
Marianne R Arnesen
Solveig Lønseth and Andreas Öhman
I’m also happy to share that my table is supported by both the Royal Norwegian Consulate General and Kulturrådet. The latter has financed the production of two newsprint posters (one of which is above) and a selection of Norwegian candy that will be given away at the fair.
September 7, 2014
On Friday a short video I’ve made (a still from which is above) will be debuted as part of a screening organized by Lily Benson at Folkets Bio in Umeå. The screening itself is in conjunction with her solo show entitled The unnamed feeling opening on Thursday at Trailer Gallery.
This show should not be missed if you’re in the area because not only should the show be good, but Lily is great also! Inspired by Youtube videos of simple everyday gestures filmed with intimacy intended to induce Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (A.S.M.R.), she has created a new body of work around the need to name bodily sensations. More info here.
Over the last week I’ve updated this website with a new page about my life as a publisher.
Photo above from last year’s Zines Mate in Tokyo.
Also a new publication of mine just released on NSEW, my MFA thesis: Slow Education.
September 2, 2014
In just a few weeks I’ll be coming back to represent my new home country at the NY Art Book Fair in this year’s Norway Focus room.
At my table Jessica Williams + Friends I’ll be showing my own work, postcards from NSEW, student work made in a workshop I founded, beautiful posters from the Oslo artist space 1857, and more.
To be honest I’m pretty excited!
In 2005, now almost 10 years ago, I interned at Printed Matter. In 2006 I was a volunteer at the very first NYABF. Lots of good, funny and sweaty memories. If you’re in NYC and happen by PS1, do come in and say hi this time around.
Earlier this summer I had a conversation with Los Angeles’ BOOK STAND which is now online.
I talk about things big and small (basically what’s been going on the last few years) and Claire makes selections from my photo archive to accompany the text.
June 24, 2014
I have a contribution in a new book entitled Fantasy Art Now complied by Jay Issac and Sebastian Frye of Toronto’s Swimmers Group.
It has a nice concept:
Ideas and inspiration are a constant creative companion, but what about the ones that never make it? We have collected and compiled a series of 31 unrealized and unrealizable ideas from artists, writers, and friends into a little book that operates as both a source for further inspiration and an end in itself. The ideas collected are now contributions to the public domain; set free.
For more info or to buy a copy, go here.