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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