Jesse Wine

    Jesse Wine

    May 9–Aug 17, 2020

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    In a number of new, large-scale sculptures installed throughout SculptureCenter’s subterranean galleries, Jesse Wine orients his work toward certain conditions that dictate the appearance and sensation of urban life. Wine’s subjects – which include buildings, people, and everyday things, often rendered in ceramic as hybrid or partially abstracted forms – convey embodied relationships to legal and operational structures, like traffic regulations, truck delivery routes, zoning ordinances, and the manipulation of air rights for bombastic real estate development. Tuning traditional representations of leisure in art, like the reclining figure, to the sleepless idling of labor within a late capitalist economic regime, Wine's work describes a scenario where the freedom to simply exist (or rest) competes with the impulse to expand and use all available space.

    Jesse Wine was born in 1983 in Chester, England. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Forthcoming solo exhibitions include The Modern Institute, Glasgow (November 2020). Recent solo exhibitions include: Prosper, Phantom Limb, Simone Subal Gallery, New York (2017); Young man red, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, The Netherlands (2016); Working title, not sure yet, Mary Mary. Glasgow (2016); Wonderful Audience Member, Soy Capitán, Berlin (2016). Select group exhibitions include Further Thoughts on Earthy Materials, GAK, Bremen (2018); Lynda Benglis, Erika Verzutti, Jesse Wine, Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, Rio de Janeiro (2017); Regarding George Ohr: Contemporary Ceramics in the Spirit of the Potter, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida (2017); Battersea Power Station and CASS Sculpture Foundation – Powerhouse Commission, London (2017); That Continuous Thing: Artists and the Ceramics Studio, 1920 – Today, TATE St Ives, Cornwall (2017); Jesse Wine | Peter Voulkos, Parrasch Heijnen, Los Angeles (2017); Sludgy Portrait of Himself, Museum of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK (2017); Paul Heyer, Jeanette Mundt, Jesse Wine, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, (2016); Luster – Clay in Sculpture Today, Fundament Foundation, Tilburg, The Netherlands (2016).

    Jesse Wine's exhibition is curated by Kyle Dancewicz, SculptureCenter’s Director of Exhibitions and Programs.


    Lead underwriting support of SculptureCenter’s Exhibition Fund has been generously provided by the Kraus Family Foundation, and Lee and Robert K. Elliott, with additional support by Jane Hait and Justin Beal, Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, and Toby Devan Lewis.

    SculptureCenter’s programs and operating support is provided by the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; Danielle and Drew Anderman; Andreas Beroutsos and Abigail Hirschhorn; Carol Bove and Gordon Terry; Irene and Allen Brill; Laren C. and Jesse M. Brill; Lee and Robert K. Elliott; Elizabeth and Adrian Ellis; the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation; Diane and Craig Solomon; Fred Wilson; the A. Woodner Fund; New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer; and contributions from our Board of Trustees and Director’s Circle. Additional funding is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation and contributions from many generous individuals.