Candy Jernigan Makes a Conceptual Sandwich

THE DAILY PIC: The '80s artist married the conceptual and the appetitive.

Ham n’ Cheese, a 1988 picture by the late Candy Jernigan

THE DAILY PIC: From the group show called “The Novel That Writes Itself”, at Greene Naftali gallery in New York, this is Ham n’ Cheese, a 1988 picture by the late Candy Jernigan.  I can’t say that I’ve fully doped it out, but it is clearly some kind of formal-logical diagram of the potential ways to assemble the work’s titular sandwich. Rather than simply rejecting the orderly, superlunary logics of Conceptualism in favor of a wild-and-wooly, street-smart New Image approach, as many of her peers did, Jernigan arranged a beautiful marriage between the two tendencies.

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