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Amy Sillman And Pam Lins

Pam Lins and Amy Sillman, Fells, 2013-14. Plywood, oil paint, plaster, Medium-density fiberboard, and ceramics, 73 × 55 × 24 in. (185.4 × 139.7 × 61 cm) Collection of the artists; courtesy Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, and Sikkema Jenkins Co., New York. Photograph by John Berens

Pam Lins and Amy Sillman, Fells, 2013-14. Plywood, oil paint, plaster, Medium-density fiberboard, and ceramics, 73 × 55 × 24 in. (185.4 × 139.7 × 61 cm) Collection of the artists; courtesy Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, and Sikkema Jenkins Co., New York. Photograph by John Berens

Sillman
Born 1955 in Detroit, MI
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Lins
BORN IN LAKE FOREST, IL LIVES AND WORKS IN BROOKLYN, NY

On view in the 2014 Biennial, Fells began with a question posed by sculptor Pam Lins about how to incorporate a painting into a sculpture, a proposal that she has been working for the past decade. Amy Sillman suggested that Lins begin a new work by taking and responding to one of Sillman’s own canvases, and this began an ongoing back-and-forth exchange between their two studios. They continued this chain of moves and responses for over a year, Lins adding a form, Sillman changing a painting in reply, Lins painting a panel, and so on. The result is a hybrid structure in which the parts appear somehow coordinated and disjointed at the same time, its sculptural components challenging us to think about three-dimensional space even as its pictorial elements seem to disrupt that solid reality.

On View

Fourth Floor

Work by Amy Sillman and Pam Lins is on view in the Museum’s fourth floor galleries.

Works by Amy Sillman and Pam Lins

Pam Lins and Amy Sillman, Fells, 2013-14. Plywood, oil paint, plaster, Medium-density fiberboard, and ceramics, 73 × 55 × 24 in. (185.4 × 139.7 × 61 cm) Collection of the artists; courtesy Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, and Sikkema Jenkins Co., New York. Photograph by John Berens
Pam Lins and Amy Sillman, Fells, 2013-14. Plywood, oil paint, plaster, Medium-density fiberboard, and ceramics, 73 × 55 × 24 in. (185.4 × 139.7 × 61 cm) Collection of the artists; courtesy Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, and Sikkema Jenkins Co., New York. Photograph by John Berens