Florida-born, Los Angeles-based artist Jessicka Addams' (or just Jessicka) fascination with Goth culture, all things John Waters, death, and cats collide in a disconsonant shower of sparks in her newest body of work, Please Stop Loving Me.
Inspired by The Cure's "End" (Please stop loving me, I am none of these things), it starts as a mystery, providing boxes of clues to the artist's intent bit-by-bit, moment by painful moment glimpses of a person unraveling during her band's reunion last year. Each one is carefully archived: grief here, betrayal there, an undiagnosed illness, and several sudden deaths of the people closest to her. Choices that changed her life indefinitely have been made corporeal, never to be forgotten. Yet throughout her exploration of identity, vulnerability, and loss, Jessicka maintains an element of humor that slightly lightens the heaviness of her melancholy sculptures and paintings.
Jessicka is also the founding member and singer of seminal indie rock bands Jack Off Jill, who reformed for select live dates in 2015, and scarling. She is also the resident curator and researcher at Dark Dark Science, investigating the fluid relationship between art and music. While continuing to create her own work, Jessicka strives to gain an understanding of the processes of others, the methods of individual visual artists, as well as the nature of their relationships with music and film.
Her work has been displayed throughout the United States and featured in numerous magazines.