Regen Projects will present an exhibition of new works by New York artist Jack Pierson. Pierson’s oeuvre is extraordinary: photography, sculpture, installation, painting, bookmaking and drawing. His subject matter and iconography deals with themes of loss, longing, faded glamour and nostalgia.
Working with narratives that are both familiar and removed, Pierson constructs fiction to explore memory. Desire drives the work in whatever shape it takes and that desire is inextricably linked to beauty, conventional or unexpected. Beauty in his work often has a darker side, showing the most intimate moments where beauty becomes tragedy and decadence becomes decay. The two themes, prevalent in Pierson’s investigation, elude definition, refuse conformity and attempt to describe the indescribable.
Jack Pierson Exhibition
Date: March 12th – April 17th, 2010
Open: Tue-Sat, 10:00-18:00
Opening Reception: March 12, 18:00-20:00
Place: Regen Projects II
Address: 9016 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Text: mariko takei