Monday, October 19, 2015

Jim Shaw's religious surrealism at NYC's New Museum

By Ken Johnson
Part of the installation “Labyrinth: I Dreamt I Was Taller Than Jonathan Borofsky,” from the “Jim Shaw: The End Is Here” show at the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Credit Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times
NEW YORK---Religious fundamentalists might accuse Jim Shaw of working for Satan, and they would be right if the Devil is imagined to be a tricky rebel against all forms of authoritarian orthodoxy.  As viewers will discover in “Jim Shaw: The End Is Here,” a mind-blowing show at the New Museum, Mr. Shaw does Surrealism, Pop Art, Abstract Expressionism, Conceptualism, cartoons and comic strips, psychedelic posters and kitschy illustration styles with an endlessly inventive comedic twist. [link]