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Made in the USA   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Richard Jackson at Hauser & Wirth (Savile Row) May 23rd, 2014 - July 26th, 2014
Posted 6/11/14
It may be important that I admit a bias towards the work of Richard Jackson at the outset of this review; I had the pleasure of interviewing the man for a longform article during the opening of New Paintings less than a month ago, and found him an ideal subject – thoughtful and vital and, above all, thoroughly uninterested in system or censorship. Unlike many of his contemporaries – Paul McCarthy say, or his good friend Bruce Nauman – Jackson has remained more or less outside t... [more]
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Painting Machines and Destructive Drives   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Richard Jackson at Armory Center for the Arts February 11th, 2012 - June 17th, 2012
Posted 3/31/12
Appropriately enough, the first thing one sees is Richard Jackson's signature. A series of miniscule points, scored into drywall with small pieces of lead in a presumably tool-intensive application process, form the cursive letters of the name, evoking a playful and dual irony. On the one hand, there's the use of industrial-strength equipment to reproduce the typically effortless and everyday act of signing one's name; on the other, the very hubris of the gesture is deflated by the white expanse... [more]
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