These are my shots of three sculptures from the Jack Pierson: Abstracts show at Cheim & Read last fall.

Pierson works in a variety of media, including photography, video, collage and sculpture. He is well known for reappropriating commercial signage and large-scale vintage lettering. For the Cheim & Read exhibition, Pierson repositioned letters and other signage details - broken pieces, numbers and symbols - to create new sculptural abstractions. By removing the hierarchy of language, and therefore its immediate associations, Pierson strives for "universality where narrative is no longer recognizable." The sculptures do not rely on words to communicate; they provoke a more visceral reaction.

This one endeared itself to me with its calligraphic swagger.

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Luisa Perkins said...

С Днем Рождения!

I wrote a post in your honor today. I hope your day is filled with wonder and joy.

Dedee said...

Just came over from Luisa's post. And lost myself in here for 20 minutes or so.

Happy Birthday.

And thanks for giving me beauty today.

emily said...

It's your birthday? Today? Yesterday? I should know this. Forgive my memory lapse, but Happy Birthday! I know you wouldn't have told us yourself.

I hope you know how much we appreciate your remarkable gifts of wit and beauty year-round. xox - em

* said...

Just read every single one of your quotes. They are divine. (I'm a bit of a quote girl, myself.)

I'm adding you to my reader, pronto.

Tess Kincaid said...

I'm over from Terresa's blog. WONderful photos.