Lecture by Jedediah Caesar
San Francisco, CA 94107
Los Angeles-based artist Jedediah Caesar creates sculptures from amassed and congealed materials that speak to process, temporality, and location in contemporary art. Filling containers with found objects from a specific site—a road trip through California, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, or his own studio—Caesar collects and recombines a variable grouping of natural and man-made refuse which he sets in resin and then slices. The result is a compression and reorganization of time and place into forms that flirt between the abstract and real, painting and sculpture, and old and new.
Recent solo shows include De Cordova Museum in Boston, MA and the D’Amelio Gallery in New York, NY, along with a showing in the Venice Beach Biennial in Venice, CA this past summer.