Thursday, May 28

Jim Shaw: Entertaining Doubts

"Since the 1970s, Jim Shaw has created a vast body of work spanning diverse media and reference points. Shaw’s work mines the essentials of American cultural detritus, from comic books, pulp novels, and album covers, to vintage advertisements, movie posters, and noise rock. Originating from these sources, the work often features recurring characters including himself, his friends, fictional superheroes, politicians, and film stars. Combining text and the painted figure with objects and drawings from his unconscious, Shaw’s works consistently illustrate purposely bad puns, while twisting politics, religion, and belief into one long dream sequence. ..."
MASS MoMA (Photo)
Jim Shaw’s subconscious runs amok at Mass MoCA
Jim Shaw: Entertaining Doubts at MASS MoCA