Caroline Larsen and Roxanne Jackson “Double Happiness”

The Hole

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The Hole presents a special two-person exhibition by Caroline Larsen and Roxanne Jackson. Featuring new oil paintings by Larsen and new ceramic sculpture by Jackson, “Double Happiness” features not just the harmonious integration of two artists but also artworks that look at doubling as a motif.

Caroline Larsen expands upon her Longwy Art Deco vase series debuted here two years ago in “Kaleidoscopic” (2019) with proliferating vases and flowers.Most works feature not-quite-mirror images of two vases of flowers, like the above, where a psychedelic op background further warps your perception of near-symmetry. In other works the vases start repeating even further; four, five, six vases proliferate across the panel making your eyes spin out. Not all vases in this show are from Longwy designs: Talavera pottery from Mexico, Carlton Ware and Imari Ware are included—and in one painting Caroline paints Roxanne Jackson’s vases into the painting.

Roxanne Jackson exhibits vases as well but these are traditional glazed ceramic vases in white and cobalt. Like the Delftware she references, these works are not porcelain (which the Dutch hadn’t yet figured out how to copy from China) but are low-fire raku clay painted with white underglaze. Along with Larsen she seeks to reinvent craft and disrupt historical ideas of pattern and design. In the addition of puckering mouths to the traditional vase, some with gold grills, tongue piercings, black lipstick or draped in gold jewelry, she eroticizes and contemporizes the safe and staid motifs. Like Ruby Neri she uses a feminist punk approach to disrupt and occupy realms of design and craft in the ceramic arts.

Caroline Larsen is a painter and sculptor from Canada who has been living and working in Brooklyn since her graduation from the Pratt MFA program in 2015. This is her third exhibition at The Hole after “Kabloom!” (2016) and “Kaleidoscopic” (2019). She has also presented solo exhibitions with Andrew Rafacz in Chicago, Dio Horia in Greece, Craig Krull in LA and has a forthcoming solo show at Mindy Solomon in Miami. Notable group exhibitions include the Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas, the Spring Break Art Fair, Hollis Taggart Gallery, curatorial projects by Jill Gerstenblatt, Maria Brito, Emily Burns and Swizz Beats, and her work has been reviewed in The Brooklyn Rail, Office Magazine, TimeOut Israel, Artnews, Artinfo, Vice Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine and Hyperallergic.

Roxanne Jackson is a ceramic artist and mixed-media sculptor living in Brooklyn, NY. Her macabre works are black-humored investigations of the links between transformation, myth and pop-culture. Jackson has exhibited widely with recent exhibitions at DUVE Gallery, Berlin; Cob Gallery, London; Anonymous Gallery in Mexico City; Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna; Mathilde Hatzenberger Gallery, Brussels; and Untitled Art Fair with Richard Heller Gallery. She has recently shown her work in New York City at venues including The Hole, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Underdonk Gallery, Honey Ramka, Regina Rex, Sardine Gallery and SPRING/BREAK Art Fair. She currently has works in the exhibition “Friends and Friends of Friends” curated by Oli Epp at the Schlossmuseum in Linz, Austria.



from January 07, 2021 to February 14, 2021

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