Framed Dimensions: 33 x 25 1/2 in
Jim Christensen's work reflects upon the history and politics embedded in the material culture of labor and craftsmanship. His recent efforts reference a number of visual and textual sources from the earlier part of the twentieth-century, a time marked by rising industrialization, labor disputes, assembly-line production, the advent of prohibition, and international conflict. All of his art is marked by an intentional hand-made quality he refers to as “homespun.” As such, he's intending to pay homage to America’s complicated history of working-class immigrant labor and point to the inherent value of the individual’s unique contribution to the whole. The Berkeley Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Mulherin NYC are a few of the various places at which Christensen's work has been exhibited. His work is in the collection of the M.H. DeYoung Museum, as well as numerous private collections.
Signature: Work is signed
Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and Electric Works Gallery