Dimensions variable, approx 20.3 x 20.3 x 12.7 cm [ 7.9 x 79 x 5 inches]
Series of 8, accompanied by signed and numbered certificate
About the work
Jesse Wine has created Me Orbit, 2021 especially for Whitechapel Gallery to accompany the exhibition Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy, 19 May – 29 Aug 2021.
Me orbit is a distilled still life: a black deflated ball signifies the halting of play or the inevitable end of childhood. The ball is adorned with a snail; the outside world slowly encroaching, much like the ticking hands of time, inevitable and unstoppable.
The title itself is a colloquially British sentence construction, locating this strange sculpture in time and place..What is or has been in my orbit? What do I choose to be there and what is there by cultural proximity, what is there by organic proximity? Where do these ideas meet and what does it look like — this?
About the artist
Jesse Wine, B. Chester, UK 1983, Lives & works in New York, works primarily with ceramics. Wine’s sculpture reflects on his medium's primary alliance with craft and its sometimes secondary standing within the visual arts. His sculptures reflect a deep engagement with the process of making, and an experimental approach to traditional methods. Tableau-like scenes often with exaggerated everyday objects realised in clay, explore process, form and display.
Solo exhibitions include Simone Subal, New York (May 2020); and The Modern Institute, Glasgow (November 2020), Prosper, Phantom Limb, Simone Subal Gallery, New York (2017); Young man red, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, The Netherlands (2016); Working title, not sure yet, Mary Mary, Glasgow (2016); and Wonderful Audience Member, Soy Capitán, Berlin (2016). Select group exhibitions include Further Thoughts on Earthy Materials, GAK, Bremen (2018); Lynda Benglis, Erika Verzutti, Jesse Wine, Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, Rio de Janeiro (2017); Regarding George Ohr: Contemporary Ceramics in the Spirit of the Potter, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida (2017); Battersea Power Station and CASS Sculpture Foundation – Powerhouse Commission, London (2017); That Continuous Thing: Artists and the Ceramics Studio, 1920 – Today, TATE St Ives, Cornwall (2017); Jesse Wine | Peter Voulkos, Parrasch Heijnen, Los Angeles (2017); Sludgy Portrait of Himself, Museum of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK (2017); Paul Heyer, Jeanette Mundt, Jesse Wine, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, (2016); and Luster – Clay in Sculpture Today, Fundament Foundation, Tilburg, The Netherlands (2016).
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