Life in Progress (You cannot find) | Judith Brotman

Medium: Screenprint with blind debossment
Year: 2018
Edition Size:
Dimensions: 11.75 x 11 in.
Inscriptions: Edition, Signature (front)
Published Spudnik Press Cooperative

Life In Progress is a series of prints that offer seemingly simple multiple choice questions that ask the viewer reflect on their identity, ambitions, and emotions. By entwining humor with deeply personal provocative inquiries, these prints hovers in spaces “between”—between abstraction and realism, deterioration and regeneration, elegance and awkwardness, generosity and obligation.

“I emphasize a visual and written language that suggests the unfinished or incomplete, and might evoke the question, “What happens next?” I consider these spaces of not knowing to be both complex and generative despite, or perhaps due to, the resulting cliffhanger of uncertainty.”  Judith Brotman

Judith Brotman is an interdisciplinary artist and educator from Chicago. Her work includes mixed media installations and theatrical immersive environments that occupy a space between sculpture and drawing. Her exhibitions include Threewalls, Chicago Cultural Center, Illinois State Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her recent work incorporates language and text-based conceptual projects that are also meditations on the possibility of transformation. She holds a BFA and MFA in Fiber and Material studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she teaches.