Jacqueline de Jong

'Psychic Wounds: On Art & Trauma' at The Warehouse, Dallas

Jacqueline de Jong's painting Off season is included in Psychic Wounds: On Art & Trauma, an exhibition at The Warehouse, Dallas, which examines over 60 international artists whose memory of historical trauma has provided them with a unique power to generate works of art.

 

'Although there have been important examples of art that address wounding, scarring, and healing throughout the 20th century, the proliferation of violent imagery since World War II has led to new kinds of artworks that marshal consciousness of traumatic events and their cultural processing. These developments in art practice run parallel with the emergence of “trauma studies” in the mid-1980s, which confront the repercussions of psychoanalysis, the Holocaust, global conflict, sexual violence, and race and gender discrimination.

 

'The curator wishes to thank all the artists and their galleries, particularly Kevin Beasley, AA Bronson, Miriam Cahn, Bracha L. Ettinger, Renée Green, Michelle Rawlings, Carrie Mae Weems, Cathy Wilkes, Yukinori Yanagi, and Anicka Yi, for their invaluable assistance to exhibition planning and installation; the generous lenders, which include the Collection of Marguerite Steed HoffmanThe Hartland-Mackie and Labora Collections, the Tony Podesta Collection, Deedie Rose, Lisa and John Runyon, the Dallas Museum of Art, and those who wish to remain anonymous; the entire staff at The Warehouse; and finally and most of all, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky.'

 

Gavin Delahunty
Exhibition Curator

10 March 2021