Richard Jackson:
Works With Books

20 Mar – 6 Jun 2021 Los Angeles
‘Paint every page of each book, while still wet stack the books filling a room, wall to wall, floor to ceiling.’ ——Richard Jackson, 1977

About

Beginning in the early 1970s, lifelong Californian Richard Jackson’s Wall Paintings, Stacks, and Room-themed installations gave rise to a series of landmark innovations in painting, sculpture, performance, installation, and the relations between them.

Jackson’s interest in the larger possibilities of artmaking and how it can be done extends to books, as well. Organized by Dagny Corcoran, a longtime friend of Jackson’s and author of the expansive chronology in Hauser & Wirth Publishers’ 2020 monograph on the artist, this Book & Printed Matter Lab presentation highlights Jackson’s artist’s books and supporting archival material, displaying the artist’s preoccupation with the ambiguous requirements of codex, content, format, and purpose of a publication.

Photo: Richard Jackson in front of ’Big Ideas (1000 Pictures),’ Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles CA, 1980

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Events

Sat 20 Mar 2021, 11:00
Opening Weekend: ‘Amy Sherald. The Great American Fact’
Los Angeles

We are delighted to welcome you back to the gallery for the opening weekend of ‘Amy Sherald. The Great American Fact,’ the artist’s first solo West Coast exhibition debuting new paintings on view through 6 June. To ensure a safe and positive experience, weekend standby line…
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About the artist

A pre-eminent figure in American contemporary art since the 1970s, Richard Jackson is influenced by both Abstract Expressionism and action painting, exploring a performative painting process which seeks to extend the potential of painting by upending its technical conventions. Born in Sacramento,…

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