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Jahjehan Bath Ives
updated: 01/27/2011
website: www.jahjehan.blogspot.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Stop hanging your crap on me
My Complements
I will shelter you
More than enough
Shelter
Splat
Sunrise Study
Imperfect Perfect
Good Intentions (front view)
And then I was flowing out of myself
Sweet mess
A grassy toll
Codependancy
Body of water slips out the side door
Come give me a hug (Jonald Dudd)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  site-specific, obsessive, abstract, craft, feminist, domestic, consumer culture, figurative, kitsch, pattern
 
 
Stop hanging your crap on me by Jahjehan Bath Ives
Stop hanging your crap on me
gouache on paper
2007
9.5" x  13" 
My Complements by Jahjehan Bath Ives
My Complements
acrylic on fabric, tulle, thread, dowels, gouache
2007
70" x  22"  x 18" 
I will shelter you by Jahjehan Bath Ives
I will shelter you
gouache on paper
2007
9.5" x  13" 
More than enough by Jahjehan Bath Ives
More than enough
pencil and gouache on paper
2009
7 " x  9 " 
Shelter by Jahjehan Bath Ives
Shelter
graphite on paper
2010
24 " x  36 " 
Splat by Jahjehan Bath Ives
Splat
latex paint on canvas, yarn
2007
20" x  36"  x 1" 
Sunrise Study by Jahjehan Bath Ives
Sunrise Study
gouache on paper
2007
9.5" x  13" 
Imperfect Perfect by Jahjehan Bath Ives
Imperfect Perfect
graphite and gouache on paper
2010
5 " x  7 " 
Good Intentions (front view) by Jahjehan Bath Ives
Good Intentions (front view)
yarn, steel
2007
69" x  139"  x 7" 
And then I was flowing out of myself by Jahjehan Bath Ives
And then I was flowing out of myself
gouache and graphie on paper
2010
12 " x  16 " 
Sweet mess by Jahjehan Bath Ives
Sweet mess
pencil and gouache on paper
2009
7 " x  9 " 
A grassy toll by Jahjehan Bath Ives
A grassy toll
gouache on paper
2007
9.5" x  13" 
Codependancy by Jahjehan Bath Ives
Codependancy
yarn, wood, glue, clothespin, pin
2006
20" x  20"  x 32" 
Body of water slips out the side door by Jahjehan Bath Ives
Body of water slips out the side door
gouache on paper
2007
16" x  20" 
Come give me a hug (Jonald Dudd) by Jahjehan Bath Ives
Come give me a hug (Jonald Dudd)
yarn, latex paint on canvas, wood, screws
2007
127" x  80"  x 40" 

Artist Statement
I am interested in the line between kitsch and formalism, between stupid and smart, between abstract and representational. My current body of work started with a thought, “What if I was trapped in my home and tried to fashion paintings and drawings from material found at hand?” Using craft materials that have no grandeur attached to them I combine units employing movements influenced by the substances’ internal logic. The resulting works do not stop where they are – they hold a promise of growth, as if when you turn off the lights they will continue to knit or sew themselves a new extension.

These abstractions can laugh at themselves. They can smile at the way they hang limpidly from pegs on a wall or how they sweep onto the floor into a room wanting to continue forward. These abstractions are trying to snare the viewer in everyday moments– like when we drop the bowl of soup on the floor, or drape our coat on a rack. These are moments of studied carelessness.

Artist Bio / CV
Education

2007    MFA, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2006    Tyler School of Art, Rome Campus
2000    The University of the Arts (Philadelphia College of Art and Design), Philadelphia, PA Pennsylvania Instructional One Certification, Art Education
1999    BFA, The University of the Arts (Philadelphia College of Art and Design), Philadelphia, PA

Solo Exhibitions     

2007    Good Intentions, Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006    New Work, Temple Gallery, Rome, Italy

2005     In the Garden, Cactus Bra Space, San Antonio, TX

2004    Home is Where, collaborative project with Joe Ives, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX
Perhaps…Perhaps…Perhaps, Daniel Martinez Gallery, Munich, Germany
Surface for Air, Mackey Gallery, Houston, TX

2003    Unspoken, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
Letters to My Heart, Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

1999    Reflections, Xandos, Philadelphia, PA

Two and Three Person Exhibitions

2007    The distance between two points: Jahjehan Bath Ives and Joe Ives, Mackey Gallery Offsite, Houston, TX

2006    Jahjehan Bath Ives and Denise Burge, And/Or Gallery, Dallas, TX, curated by Ryan Fitzer
    Places in Space: Jahjehan Bath Ives, Joe Ives, Michael Eudy,  A.K.A. Gallery, Rome, Italy,         curated by Mirene Arsanios, Francesca Cavallo,     and Barbara Goretti (catalog produced)

2004     Domestic Twilight Fantasy: the work of Jahjehan Bath Ives, Aimee Jones, and Jennifer Nicks,
Art League, Houston, TX, curated by Jason Villegas

2003     Transient Mythologies: Jahjehan Bath Ives and L. Beatriz Arnillas, North Harris College,     Houston, TX

2002    Ephemera: Jahjehan Bath Ives and Kara Czepial, Houston Community College, Central Campus, Houston, TX