• Labatte, Jessica

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    Jessica Labatte is known for her constructed still-life photographs that explore
    photographic elements such as light, the use of color, and illusion. In her Almanac for
    Shade Gardeners series, Labatte created an image for every flower that grew in her
    garden during one growing season. The flowers are arranged with objects from her
    home, as a meditation on the passage of time, and to visualize Labatte’s reality as an
    artist and mother within a domestic space. In Clematis Bubbles, a child’s bubble bottle
    is placed alongside a clematis plant and fresh sliced citrus fruit. The colors are bright
    and warm as clematis plants require sunny environments to thrive, and the bottle of
    bubbles indicate caregiving rituals of play. In this way, Labatte’s photographs serve
    as a form of self-portrait, as they are constructions made from elements of her own
    home, environment, and lived experience.

    Jessica Labette received her BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute and
    has been included in exhibitions at the Humble Art Foundation, Chicago; Museum of
    Contemporary Art, Chicago; the New Art Center, Newtonville, MA; Western Exhibitions,
    Chicago; and the Hyde Park Art Center, among others. Labatte is Associate Professor
    of Photography at Norther Illinois University.

    Jessica Labatte (American, b. 1981)
    Clematis Bubbles, 2017
    Archival Pigment Print
    14 x 11 inch image on 16 x 13 inch paper
    Signed edition of 30

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