Monday, November 20, 2006 at 2:30pm
University Student Commons Theater, 907 Floyd Ave.
From Jennifer Pastor- Woman Sculptor by David A. Greene (Art Forum; September, 1996):Jennifer Pastor’s sculpture inspires a giddy silence, the same gravid hush that occurs when we first catch sight of something truly strange. In nature and in life, such spectacles come ready-made: solar eclipses, concept cars, pedestrians struck by speeding cabs. In art, the strange and the new and our need for them have long been examined and formulaically deployed. But Pastor sidesteps the institutionalized strangeness of art for the strange institution of artifice: her work takes as its subject the realm of the reverently unreal, where nature’s serendipity is frozen and a novelty is achieved that is fundamentally different from the usual artworld kind. Jennifer Pastor’s exhibitions include venues such as Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA; Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; and CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA.