Claudy Jongstra

May 14–December 4, 2016

Using wool from heritage sheep she raises in the Northern Netherlands, Dutch designer Claudy Jongstra creates visceral landscapes of texture and color. For Aarde, a monumental, site-specific mural installation at SFMOMA, Jongstra applied Bay Area minerals to hand-dyed wool. This large-scale textile mural works in evocative contrast to the hard-edge materials of the museum’s building, creating a unique passage that marks SFMOMA’s architectural history through the designs of architects Mario Botta in 1995, Mark Jensen in 2008, and Snøhetta in 2016.

Major support for Claudy Jongstra: Aarde is provided by Roberta and Steve Denning. Generous support is provided by Diana Nelson and John Atwater. Additional support is provided by Patricia W. Fitzpatrick, Denise Littlefield Sobel, and The Creative Industries Fund NL.

Claudy Jongstra, Aarde (detail), 2016; photo: courtesy Studio Claudy Jongstra