Jason Jacques Gallery at the Dallas Art Fair, April 12th-15th.
For its inaugural presentation at the Dallas Art Fair, Jason Jacques Gallery will present a curated selection of contemporary ceramic art in addition to black and white photographs from NASA’s famous lunar orbiter missions in the 1960s.
The several dozen NASA prints exhibited at the fair originate from negatives that captured the first images of the Moon in 1966 and 1967. Using a technologically-advanced imaging system, the lunar orbiter missions succeeded in mapping 99 percent of the Moon. Though an inherently scientific mission, the Lunar Orbiter program resulted in a series of beautiful, haunting images of the glowing orb hanging in the night’s sky. The varying shades of black and white and spectacular views of the lunar surface create silent images of tremendous beauty that magnificently show the Moon’s relief and craters. Upon their release, the photographs captivated audiences who for the first time saw detailed photographs of the Moon from space.
Figurative sculpture will also be presented by the gallery at the fair, including works from Kim Simonsson’s Moss People series, as well as an ambitious trompe l’oeil tree by Eric Serritella, and Katsuyo Aoki’s baroque-inspired porcelain skulls. Aoki’s most recent masterpiece Trolldom Lucifer (2016-2017), a 7 ft. tall wall cartouche made of porcelain, will be shown alongside engaging stag benches designed by Rick Owens. The fantastical ceramic creations of Morten Løbner Espersen will round out the sensory experience of the stand. Jason Jacques Gallery will be located at booth F14A. For more information about the fair, please visit the Dallas Art Fair website
Jason Jacques Gallery is the preeminent purveyor of late 19th and early 20th century European ceramics, and a driver of important design and ceramic art. Gallery principal Jason Jacques and director Jason T. Busch mount exhibitions throughout the year at the 73rd Street and Madison Avenue gallery, in addition to participating in design fairs in Miami, San Francisco, Dallas, Maastricht, and New York. The gallery’s touted publications include Exotica, a compendium of essays by leading scholars on French master ceramists. Works sold by Jason Jacques Gallery are owned by art museums throughout the country, including the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.