Jedediah Caesar (Artist in Residence ’16) makes works that provoke questions about how we use and misuse materials as signs. He is best known for sculptures of cast-off materials that are held together through various strategies of containment. In Californianas, objects gathered during a month-long trip throughout California formed a leveled mass that filled the bed and cab of a Toyota truck, rendering it inert. The Gleaner Stone was made from objects collected in Los Angeles’ industrial corridors, embedded in resin, and returned to the city as public sculpture. Caesar’s work has been the subject of solo shows at the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial.
–Courtesy of Headlands Center for the Arts
Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
About Jedediah Caesar
American, b. 1973, Oakland, California, based in Los Angeles, California