Jack Pierson, ‘escape from the dead hands of time’, 2016, Galerie Sabine Knust

About Jack Pierson

Jack Pierson works in photography, sculpture, installation, painting, bookmaking and drawing, but is best known for the re-appropriation of commercial signage and large-scale vintage lettering, which he uses to create evocative word-sculptures and installations. Calligraphic, brightly colored, with references to both Minimalism and Pop, Pierson’s signage fragments reference the distinctly American road-side decay of old highways like Route 66. Despite his sly sense of irony and humor, Pierson’s work has always been imbued with a sense of longing, loss, melancholy, and disillusionment.

American, b. 1960, Plymouth, Massachusetts, based in New York, NY; Southern California

Exhibition Highlights

2016
New York,
Shrines to Speed Art And The Automobile: From The Minimal To The Postmodern
2015
Acme Fine Art, 
Boston,
2014
Brussels,
Jack Pierson: Folded Photographs

Solo Shows

2014
Brussels,
Jack Pierson: Folded Photographs

Group Shows

2016
2016
New York,
Shrines to Speed Art And The Automobile: From The Minimal To The Postmodern
2015
Berlin,
Queertopia. It takes a village.
2015
Acme Fine Art, 
Boston,
2015
Provincetown,
2014
Nuremberg,
Fashion Photography
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