Fill in the Blanks

Welcome to Shinebolt’s new online gallery.

Our first exhibit, Fill in the Blanks by Jessica Esch, is a typelooping series born during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Each piece starts with a statement or phrase that Esch wants to dwell on which she then types repeatedly until a conversation emerges. This series plays with both the repetition of daily routines during the pandemic and the centering of mantras in the face of uncertainty. They can be experienced as image and text. 

In creating Fill in the Blanks, Esch drew from her engagement with the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art. Read about her time in the Archives in a two-part blog series published by the Archives: Treasure Trove: Archives as Inspiration and A Friendship Forged in the Archives. View the artist statement. View or download press kit. Also, watch Jess talk about the collection here.

Works in this exhibit are not yet available for purchase. If you would like to be notified when pieces become available, please contact angela@shinebolt.com

Little Short Words
Little Short Words

Little Short Words

She Did It
She Did It

She Did It

Own Your Opinions
Own Your Opinions

Own Your Opinions

My Heroes are HSBARS
My Heroes are HSBARS

My Heroes are HSBARS

Hi Hi Hello
Hi Hi Hello

Hi Hi Hello

O Yeah
O Yeah

O Yeah

Come Along
Come Along

Come Along

Know They Know
Know They Know

Know They Know

Terror Didn't Stop Them
Terror Didn't Stop Them

Terror Didn't Stop Them

Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Mending is Mending
Mending is Mending

Mending is Mending

Easy Teasy
Easy Teasy

Easy Teasy

Demand and Demand
Demand and Demand

Demand and Demand

Assent
Assent

Assent

All Day Long
All Day Long

All Day Long

Hey, Dodo
Hey, Dodo

Hey, Dodo

Ha Aha Ah
Ha Aha Ah

Ha Aha Ah

Wait. What?
Wait. What?

Wait. What?

His Story
His Story

His Story

Reclamation
Reclamation

Reclamation

On Theme
On Theme

On Theme

Love Letter
Love Letter

Love Letter

Truly
Truly

Truly

To Us
To Us

To Us

For One
For One

For One

Encore
Encore

Encore

Rearranger
Rearranger

Rearranger

Holy Bold
Holy Bold

Holy Bold

Don't Worry About
Don't Worry About

Don't Worry About

Somewhere
Somewhere

Somewhere

Open Up
Open Up

Open Up

Margin Call
Margin Call

Margin Call

Whatever There Is
Whatever There Is

Whatever There Is

The Bridge
The Bridge

The Bridge

Trust Me
Trust Me

Trust Me

Not A Compliment
Not A Compliment

Not A Compliment

Rising
Rising

Rising

Totally
Totally

Totally

Front and Center
Front and Center

Front and Center

Be You
Be You

Be You

Lucky That Way
Lucky That Way

Lucky That Way

Housework Is Love Made Visible
Housework Is Love Made Visible

Housework Is Love Made Visible

Pointless
Pointless

Pointless

Should Have Tried
Should Have Tried

Should Have Tried

Zing
Zing

Zing

Hang On
Hang On

Hang On

Focus
Focus

Focus

Closing Thought
Closing Thought

Closing Thought