All my art is postcards sent back from experiences I’ve had. — Jack Pierson*
Like a director in [a] theater of disappearances, Pierson often arranges found objects or images to indicate the one thing that persists when the curtain drops or the lights go out. Identity is the performance that outlasts the play…. In Pierson’s work, as in life, the self is a camp collage of gestures, costumes, roles. It can be read, too, like a script that’s constantly changing. — Evan Moffitt*
Join Jack Pierson for a book-signing event at Regen Projects. Copies of his new monograph Less and more—featuring essays by Moffitt and Bruce Benderson and a conversation with Andy Campbell—will be available for purchase at the gallery.
Liz Larner will also be on hand to sign copies of Don’t put it back like it was, an exhibition catalog centered around her recent shows at SculptureCenter and Walker Art Center, featuring texts by Connie Butler, Catherine Liu, and Ariana Reines, and an artist interview by Mary Ceruti.
See link below for details.
Saturday, February 18, from 12:30 pm to 2 pm
*Evan Moffitt, “Disappearing Acts,” in Jack Pierson: Less and more (Los Angeles: Regen Projects; DoPe Press, 2022), 8–21. Pierson quote from author’s conversation with the artist.
Jack Pierson: Less and more (2022), published on the occasion of the exhibition Jack Pierson: Less and more, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, September 11–October 23, 2021, from top: exhibition catalog layout featuring What You Take With You and What You Leave Behind, 1994 (detail), painted wood platform, chair, shirt, coffee cup, and cigarette butts; exhibition catalog layout featuring No Bones, 2018, metal, enamel, and plastic; exhibition catalog cover featuring Ode, 2020, cardboard, foam rubber, spray paint, banker pins, and styrofoam; exhibition catalog layout featuring Untitled #1, 2021, C-prints, digital prints, posters, and paper clips; exhibition catalog layout featuring In Times Square, 2000, digital print on archival paper.
Artwork © Jack Pierson, courtesy of the artist and Regen Projects; artwork photographs by Evan Bedford; Jack Pierson: Less and more catalog images courtesy DoPe Press, graphic design by Dorothée Perret.