Joan Mitchell Center

Jacqueline Noel Tileston

Jacqueline Noel Tileston
Painter
Philadelphia, PA
May 1–26
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Jackie Tileston’s paintings are heterotopic spaces in which recombinant strategies and nomadic thinking create complex images that investigate the contemporary sublime and states of being. Tileston’s trans-cultural life journey has taken her from her birthplace of the Philippines to India, England, France, and finally to the US. Her work reflects this absorption of cultural influences and pictorial references, and integrates this medley of visual sources into layered paintings that mediate the space between the unseen and material worlds. Her cosmopolitan background lends authority to her painterly affirmations of the medium's innate capacity to absorb, transform and interpret the global nature of contemporary society. Dense areas of vivid color and imagery exist alongside nebulous dustings of powdered pigment and expanses of bare linen, creating opulent and sophisticated surfaces. Chunks of paint, hints of dakinis and Chinese landscape, tantric minimalism, vapors and washes all seem as if they arose spontaneously, possibly contradicting and critiquing each other, yet somehow cohering as a whole before dissolving back into a sort of ecstatic non-being. In these paintings the delicious muckiness of embodiment alternates with the ephemeral flux of dissolution and change. The celestial and the lumpy coexist happily here, vaporous swatches pierced by ornamental exuberance. She received a B.A. from Yale University in 1983, an M.F.A. from Indiana University in 1988, and was a Core Fellow in the residency program of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston from 1988-1990. Tileston was a recipient of the 2011 Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in Painting. In 2006 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship, in 2004 a PEW Fellowship in the Arts, and in 2005 she was honored with a Bellagio Residency in Italy from the Rockefeller Foundation. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the West Virginia University Art Museum among others. Her work has appeared in exhibition venues such as ArtPace in San Antonio, Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Galveston Art Center in Texas, McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Philadelphia Art Alliance in Pennsylvania and several others. She is currently is an Associate Professor in Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Already Unknown

Already Unknown

2015, oil, oil enamel, pigment, spray paint on linen, 66 x 60 inches

Super Altogether Gone

Super Altogether Gone

2016, oil, oil enamel, pigment, spray paint on linen, 62 x 60 inches

Memory of the Present

Memory of the Present

2015, oil, oil enamel, pigment, spray paint on linen, 60 x 72 inches

The Anything Arrives Too Late

The Anything Arrives Too Late

2015, oil, oil enamel, spray paint, pigment on linen; 48 x 60 inches
 

Incantation Station

Incantation Station

2015, oil, oil enamel, pigment, spray paint on linen; 32.5 x 29 inches

Analogies of the Very Glory

Analogies of the Very Glory

2015, oil, oil enamel, spray paint, pigment on linen; 72 x 60 inches

 Installation View at Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2015, clusters containing works on paper, collage, paintings on paper and canvas, collage, digital fabric, digital wall decal, digital prints on shaped mdf board

Installation View at Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2015, clusters containing works on paper, collage, paintings on paper and canvas, collage, digital fabric, digital wall decal, digital prints on shaped mdf board

 installation View at Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2015, details

installation View at Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2015, details