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MASS MoCA Presents Jim Shaw's Largest U.S. Exhibition

Since the 1970s\, Jim S haw has created a vast body of work spanning diverse media and reference po ints. Shaw&rsquo\;s work mines the essentials of American cultural detritus \, from comic books\, pulp novels\, and album covers\, to vintage advertise ments\, movie posters\, and noise rock. Originating from these sources\, th e work often features recurring characters including himself\, his friends\ , fictional superheroes\, politicians\, and film stars. Combining text and the painted figure with objects and drawings from his unconscious\, Shaw&rs quo\;s works consistently illustrate purposely bad puns\, while twisting po litics\, religion\, and belief into one long dream sequence. \;


For the exhibition at MASS MoCA\, Shaw will focus on over-arching themes of fallibility &ndash\; fallen heroes\, collap sed economies and political figures\, and the idea of sin and doomsday pred ictions. The centerpiece of \;Entertaining Doubts \;will b e a series of large-scale paintings that Shaw began in 2004\, utilizing old theatrical backdrops that he cuts apart. Turning painting into architectur e\, these works essentially function as political cartoons\, populated by f igures such as Barbara Bush\, 20th-century religious prophet Aleister Crowl ey\, and Dan Quayle\, with themes ranging from the seven deadly sins and th e four horsemen of the apocalypse to the great deluge. Continuing this seri es for MASS MoCA\, Shaw will create a new work\, \;Not Since Superm an Died. Using a 24x49-foot shredded backdrop\, this piece will focus on an injured and endangered Superman along with video imagery of floods. T he superhero in peril is a well-known motif\, but here Shaw never shows us the heroic escape\, turning Superman into a mere mortal. \;


In addition to these banner works\, Shaw will al so exhibit additional paintings and objects as well as a series of films re lating to his \;Oism \;project. &ldquo\;Oism&rdquo\; is a false religion created by Shaw\, one that draws from the history of America n religious practices from Mormonism to Scientology. Supposedly founded in the 1840s by Annie O&rsquo\;Wooton\, who discovered a prophesy about &ldquo \;O\,&rdquo\; Shaw&rsquo\;s religion centers on a virgin who gave birth to herself at the dawn of history and brought writing and agriculture to socie ty. &ldquo\;I&rdquo\; &ndash\; a stand-in for patriarchy/ego &ndash\; event ually toppled this matriarchal religion. Shaw weaves a believable tale\, bu t mostly presents us with the idea that his religion\, like all religions\, comes from the imagination of its inventor. In this way\, Shaw can critici ze what has become the business of faith in contemporary society. The films in this series vary &ndash\; one is part of a prog-rock opera light show\; another has a 1970s earth mother performance vibe to it\, recalling early experiments with modern dance\; a third echoes low-budget horror film dream sequences\; and a fourth records a men&rsquo\;s secret society initiation ritual. \;

Whether through paintings\, video\, or objects\, Shaw&rsquo\;s work steadfastly reminds us that the end is near and that rea lity is absurdly plausible. \;


Ji m Shaw (born 1952 in Midland\, Michigan) lives and works in Los Angeles\, C A. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan\, Ann Arbor\, and h is M.F.A. at the California Institute of the Arts. His work has been shown extensively and has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions\, includi ng a career retrospective at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art\, Gates head\, UK\; CAPC\, Musee de&rsquo\;Art Contemporain de Bordeaux\, France\; MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center\, Long Island City\, NY\; Magasin\, Centre National d&rsquo\;Art Contemporain\, Grenoble\, France\; ICA\, London\; an d Musee d&rsquo\;Art Moderne et Contemporain\, Geneva\, Switzerland. Shaw e xhibited at the Encyclopedic Palace in the 55th Venice Biennale\, Venice\, Italy\; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen\, Rotterdam\, the Netherlands\; and t he Chalet Society\, Paris\, France. His work is also featured in prominent public and private collections\, such as the Museum of Modern Art\, NY\; th e Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum\, NY\; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art\ ; and the Walker Art Center\, Minneapolis\, MN. Shaw is represented by Blum &\; Poe\, Metro Pictures\, Simon Lee Gallery\, and Praz-Delavallade\, P aris. \;


This exhibition is s upported by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation\, the Massachusetts Cultural Council\, Blum &\; Poe\, Metro Pictures\, Simon Lee Gallery\, Atelier 4 Inc.\, and ArtNet.

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A solo exhibition at Metro Gallery in Melbourne\, Australia 2012

DTEND:20120702 DTSTAMP:20150401T231805 DTSTART:20120608 GEO:-37.8564706;145.027568 LOCATION:Metro Gallery\,1214 High Street \nMelbourne\, Victoria 3143 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Jetset\, ABOVE UID:378262 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20120608T200000 DTSTAMP:20150401T231805 DTSTART:20120608T180000 GEO:-37.8564706;145.027568 LOCATION:Metro Gallery\,1214 High Street \nMelbourne\, Victoria 3143 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Jetset\, ABOVE UID:378263 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR