Tif Sigfrids is happy to announce Sphinx Riddle, a solo exhibition by Jasmine Little. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The show will remain on view through February 27th. Gallery hours are Saturday from 9AM to 3PM and by appointment. Masks are required upon entry to the gallery.
What goes on 4 feet in the morning, 2 feet at noon, and 3 feet at night? For Sphinx Riddle, Little is presenting three new paintings and six new ceramic sculptures alongside the group show Via Cafe – a collection of the artist’s mentors, peers, and influences aspirations from the past decade. The exhibitions, in their pairing, are intended to relay notions of past, present, and future.
For the past several years, Little has worked exclusively with ceramics, ranging from large scale cylindrical vessels to functional planters. The surfaces of these stoneware sculptures have conveyed varied art historical references carved into their round surfaces, at times reading like a narrative whose beginning is hard to pin down. The format itself evokes the history of craft and decoration, making subtle suggestions about labor in an attempt to upset existing art historical hierarchies. Figurative clusters in the paintings, akin to those depicted on the pots, project a longing for interpersonal entanglements. These representations of touch, romance, fear, and joy exude a nostalgic memory of the pre-pandemic past coupled with a sense of optimism for the renewal of gatherings in the future.
Jasmine Little (b. 1984) lives and works in Alamosa, Colorado. She has recently exhibited at Night Gallery (Los Angeles) and Marianne Boesky Gallery (Aspen). She has been featured in numerous publications and her work is in the Smithsonian Collection of American Art.