Jennifer Pastor’s research and sculpture take interest in parallel and elastic structures in disparate subjects, in how we co-create spatial metaphors and form in shared language and abstraction. Many of the forms she develops in her sculptures come from long term immersive research relationships, often imagined and built in unfamiliar destabilizing situations with complex social collaborations. Her work investigates ideas of space; reversal of polarities, armatures and deep structure, bodily boundaries of objects and people, gesture, agitated materiality, fictitious forms and anatomies, intimacy and the monumental, impossible sequences, embedment and detachment, absence as form.
Pastor’s work has been exhibited in national and international venues since the early nineties, including solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Regen Projects, Los Angeles, and greengrassi, London. Pastor’s work was featured in the Italian Pavillion of the 2003 Venice Biennial in Italy, and has been included in the San Paulo Biennial 1996, and the Whitney Biennial 1997, “Sunshine & Noir” at the Louisianna Museum of Modern Art, Humbelback, Denmark and the Hammer Museum Los Angeles 1997, “Outlook International Art Exhibition“ in Athens, Greece in 2003, “Drawing Now: Eight Propositions” at the Museum of Modern Art Queens, New York in 2002, “Compass in Hand” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York 2010, and “Acquisitions” at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam in 2013. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, FRAC Bourgone Dijon, France, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, Turin, Italy, Louisianna Museum of Modern Art, Humbelback, Denmark, and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
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