Becky Kolsrud, Jasmine Little, Amy Pleasant

June 8th - July 13th, 2019

Tif Sigfrids is happy to present a group exhibition that brings together the work of Becky Kolsrud, Jasmine Little, and Amy Pleasant. The exhibition will open with a reception on Saturday, June 8th from 4-6 in the afternoon and remain on view through July 13th.

The exhibition combines, for the first time, the work of these three artists who live and work in different cities across the US. The show highlights Kolsrud, Little, and Pleasant’s overlapping interests in representation with emphasis on the fragmented female figure. Becky Kolsrud’s obscured figures occupy compressed fictional spaces and engage with allegory through the use of the female nude. Jasmine Little’s ceramic vessels are conceived as substrates for surface depictions that suggest ideas about humanity, mythology, and history. Representations of people in nature are expressed through decorative motifs depicting scenes that oscillate between the extremes of elation and abjection. Amy Pleasant’s paintings explore the fragmented figure as a sign or symbol that documents essential, universal motions and human behaviors.

Becky Kolsrud (b. 1984) lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her MFA from UCLA in 2012. Kolsrud’s work is currently the subject of a solo exhibition at Phil Gallery in Los Angeles and has recently been included in group exhibitions at Stephen Friedman Gallery (London), Foxy Production (New York), and Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisc0). Her work is in the collection of the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles) and The Hall Art Foundation (Vermont). She is also represented by JTT, New York.

Jasmine Little (b. 1984) received her M.A. from Adam State University in 2015 and her B.A. from UCLA in 2009. She lives and works in Alamosa, Colorado. Her work will be the subject of an upcoming solo exhibition at Night Gallery in Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include Johannes Vogt (New York), Lefebvre (Paris), Galerie Dumonteil (Shanghai), and South Willard (Los Angeles). In 2017 she participated in The Residency Versailles, France and received a career advancement grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Amy Pleasant (b. 1972) received her MFA from Tyler School of Art and her BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives and works in Birmingham, Alabama. She is the recent recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and the Joan Mitchel Foundation Painters and Sculptors Award. Her work will be the subject of an upcoming solo exhibition at Institute 193 in Lexington, Kentucky and was recently included in the Atlanta Biennial.