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Image of Three Mile Island No. 2, from the series "One O'Clock Jump"

Three Mile Island No. 2, from the series "One O'Clock Jump"
Mixed Media (2D)

1979
40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Jay DeFeo (Hanover, New Hampshire, 1929 - 1989, Oakland, California) Primary

Object Type: Mixed Media (2D)
Medium and Support: Mixed media, gouache and ink on paper
Credit Line: Gift of Barbara and Dixon Farley
Accession Number: 2012.05.09

Exhibition

Evergreen: Art from the Collection, July 23, 2022 – ongoing, Historic Wing Davies Gallery, San José Museum of Art.

Diebenkorn in the Bedroom, DeFeo in the Den: Generous Gifts from the Dixon and Barbara Farley Collection, October 3, 2015 - February 7, 2016, New Wing, Second Floor, South Metro A Gallery, San José Museum of Art.

Initial Public Offering: New Works from SJMA’s Permanent Collection, March 1, 2014 - August 24, 2014, New Wing, First floor, Gibson Family Gallery and Plaza Gallery, San José Museum of Art.

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Initial Public Offering: New Works from SJMA’s Permanent Collection
(2014-2015)

Jay DeFeo depicted her life and the everyday objects of her world in paintings, drawings, and photography. In 1975, she began a series of paintings and drawings of man-made objects: camera tripods, shoetrees, and swim goggles. The series “One O’Clock Jump,” initiated by the artist in 1978 to mark her upcoming fiftieth birthday, features a broken tape dispenser. DeFeo focused on the central void of the dispenser, which becomes unidentifiable in almost all of the final images. Yet, DeFeo captured an inner quality of life in this mundane object by meticulously rendering the dispenser’s circular spindle and paying careful attention to the wafer-thin layers of translucent tape.

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