Jennifer Dalton, ‘Reckoning’, 2012, La Napoule Art Foundation
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Jennifer Dalton

Reckoning, 2012

Plexiglass, notepads, pins, table
62 × 50 × 30 in
157.5 × 127 × 76.2 cm
About the work
La Napoule Art Foundation

Dalton invites viewers to fill out one of two surveys that ask them to consider aspects of life in …

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Jennifer Dalton
American, b. 1967
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Conceptual artist Jennifer Dalton centers her practice on the “mining” of a wide range of data about the art world (and the world at large), be it market statistics or a subjective survey of artists with the most wisdom. In addition to the figures and information she presents, Dalton’s choice of medium is an integral part of her work; she often uses materials that contribute to a hand-made or vintage look, as in Every Descriptive Word and Phrase Used to Describe Artists and their Work in Artforum’s “Best of 2007” (2009), a haphazard-looking pencil-on-paper list, and Contemporary Art According to Jen, (2002), a rudimentary slide presentation given on an outdated laptop computer. In recent works, Dalton has compiled images to answer loaded questions including “What does an important person look like?” (2011), using decorative frames to suggest that these people are themselves works of art.

Jennifer Dalton, ‘Reckoning’, 2012, La Napoule Art Foundation
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La Napoule Art Foundation

Dalton invites viewers to fill out one of two surveys that ask them to consider aspects of life in which they've either given more than they've received back, or received more than they've given back. They then place the completed surveys in one of two vitrines marked "Surplus" and …

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Jennifer Dalton
American, b. 1967
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Conceptual artist Jennifer Dalton centers her practice on the “mining” of a wide range of data about the art world (and the world at large), be it market statistics or a subjective survey of artists with the most wisdom. In addition to the figures and information she presents, Dalton’s choice of medium is an integral part of her work; she often uses materials that contribute to a hand-made or vintage look, as in Every Descriptive Word and Phrase Used to Describe Artists and their Work in Artforum’s “Best of 2007” (2009), a haphazard-looking pencil-on-paper list, and Contemporary Art According to Jen, (2002), a rudimentary slide presentation given on an outdated laptop computer. In recent works, Dalton has compiled images to answer loaded questions including “What does an important person look like?” (2011), using decorative frames to suggest that these people are themselves works of art.

Jennifer Dalton

Reckoning, 2012

Plexiglass, notepads, pins, table
62 × 50 × 30 in
157.5 × 127 × 76.2 cm
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