June 1 –
July 29, 2017
Candy Jernigan: A Couple of Pencils and Some Paper

Opening reception: Thursday June 1, 6:30-8:30 pm

Evidence is often far from evident. Only after a careful (even obsessive) process of observing, collecting, and cataloguing does an object that seems to be inconsequential prove to be far from it.

Candy Jernigan's drawings, sculptures, and collages tell the story of a life spent turning details into evidence, and, by extension, into poetic pieces of social commentary. This exhibition focuses on her works on paper, ranging from 1980 to 1991. There are drawings of bottle caps, bugs, and leaves. There are drawings of luggage tags, cigarette packs, and Cheez Doodles. And there are many drawings of vases and vessels, the last body of work she made.

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Candy Jernigan (1952—1991) was born in Miami and lived in New York.

Curated by Anthony Huberman and organized by Leila Grothe with assistance from Magdalena Hartelova.

Special thanks to Rebecca Litman, Philip Glass, Jeri Coppola, Stokes Howell, and Greene Naftali Gallery.

Press:

Artforum, Johanna Fateman
Candy Jernigan, BUGS OF CAPE BRETON, Canada, August 83, 1983; Colored pencil on paper, 14 x 11 inches. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery.
Candy Jernigan, BUGS OF CAPE BRETON, Canada, August 83, 1983; Colored pencil on paper, 14 x 11 inches. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery.
Candy Jernigan, A Couple of Pencils and Some Paper, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Candy Jernigan, A Couple of Pencils and Some Paper, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Candy Jernigan, A Couple of Pencils and Some Paper, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Candy Jernigan, A Couple of Pencils and Some Paper, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Candy Jernigan, A Couple of Pencils and Some Paper, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Candy Jernigan, A Couple of Pencils and Some Paper, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Candy Jernigan, A Couple of Pencils and Some Paper, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Candy Jernigan, A Couple of Pencils and Some Paper, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Candy Jernigan, Gauloises, R.X. Nov. 13 1983, 1983; Colored pencil, rubber stamp, and collage on board, 10 x 8 inches. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery.
Candy Jernigan, Gauloises, R.X. Nov. 13 1983, 1983; Colored pencil, rubber stamp, and collage on board, 10 x 8 inches. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery.
Candy Jernigan, A Couple of Pencils and Some Paper, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Candy Jernigan, A Couple of Pencils and Some Paper, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Candy Jernigan, Untitled (Still Life) 4.10.83 (Luggage tag), 1983; Colored pencil on board, 10 x 8 inches; Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery.
Candy Jernigan, Untitled (Still Life) 4.10.83 (Luggage tag), 1983; Colored pencil on board, 10 x 8 inches; Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery.
Candy Jernigan, A Couple of Pencils and Some Paper, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Candy Jernigan, A Couple of Pencils and Some Paper, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Candy Jernigan, A Couple of Pencils and Some Paper, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Candy Jernigan, A Couple of Pencils and Some Paper, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Candy Jernigan, New York City: 24 Cheez Doodles, March 10, 1986; Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches; Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery.
Candy Jernigan, New York City: 24 Cheez Doodles, March 10, 1986; Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches; Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery.
Candy Jernigan, A Couple of Pencils and Some Paper, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Candy Jernigan, A Couple of Pencils and Some Paper, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Candy Jernigan, A Couple of Pencils and Some Paper, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Candy Jernigan, A Couple of Pencils and Some Paper, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Candy Jernigan, Ham n
Candy Jernigan, Ham n' Cheese, 1988; Graphite and colored paper, 22 x 30 inches; Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery.
Candy Jernigan, A Couple of Pencils and Some Paper, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Candy Jernigan, A Couple of Pencils and Some Paper, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Candy Jernigan, A Couple of Pencils and Some Paper, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Candy Jernigan, A Couple of Pencils and Some Paper, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the Candy Jernigan Estate and Greene Naftali Gallery. Photo: Johnna Arnold.