Saturday, November 4, 2017

Jim Shaw's first exhibition in NYC since 2015 opens at Metro Pictures

Jim Shaw, Daniel's Dream #2 (The Eleventh Horn), 2017. Acrylic on muslin, 44 x 36 1/2 inches, 111.8 x 92.7 cm.
NEW YORK, NY.- Jim Shaw’s exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and video at Metro Pictures is the influential artist’s first in New York since his 2015 New Museum survey "The End is Here,” where he exhibited his idiosyncratic works alongside his exalted collection of thrift store paintings (first shown at Metro Pictures in 1991) and densely accumulated oddball religious ephemera. The paintings in this exhibition incorporate symbols and characters of the past to comment on our fraught present. Using imagery drawn from Old Testament stories, pagan myths and satirical cartoons, Shaw relies on his encyclopedic knowledge to visualize our common vernacular. "Jim Shaw" (November 2 – December 22, 2017), Metro Pictures, 519 West 24th Street New York, NY [More]

The first comprehensive presentation in Los Angeles of Shaw's work is on view at the Marciano Art Foundation through January 13. "Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw” will be on view November 18 through February 25, 2018, at the Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. On December 6, Shaw’s band D'red D'warf will perform at Soundscape Park as part of Art Basel Miami Beach’s public programming. He has had additional one-person shows at Mass MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts; BALTIC Centre for the Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK; Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland; CAPC Musée d'art Contemporain, Bordeaux; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. His work has been included in the Venice Biennale, Whitney Biennial, SITE Sante Fe Biennial and the Biennale of Sydney.