Jim Shaw

The imagery in this exhibition is a kaleidoscope of superheroes, Blakean mysticism and utopian idylls, demonstrating Shaw’s unique style of post-modern eclecticism, where references to Sigmund Freud and Dr Seuss are happily juxtaposed. The artist’s radically heterogeneous appropriation of iconography is matched by his equally nomadic approach to media. Oil paintings and pencil drawings are interspersed with sculptures and film, characteristic of an artist whose media have ranged from found thrift store paintings to monumental banners.
, 'Anal-Isis,' 2012, Simon Lee Gallery

Jim Shaw

Anal-Isis, 2012

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, 'Dream Object, ("I was working on these large drawings of comic esthetics with headless superheroes embedded...") (thought bubble cloud),' 2012, Simon Lee Gallery

Jim Shaw

Dream Object, ("I was working on these large drawings of comic esthetics with headless superheroes embedded...") (thought bubble cloud), 2012

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, 'Pancakes in Tears,' 2012, Simon Lee Gallery

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Pancakes in Tears, 2012

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, 'The Golden Age,' 2013, Simon Lee Gallery

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The Golden Age, 2013

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, 'Dream Object, ("I came back to the studio and Scott had added these three dimensional..."),' 2012, Simon Lee Gallery

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Dream Object, ("I came back to the studio and Scott had added these three dimensional..."), 2012

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, 'Four Men with Arms Raised #1,' 2012, Simon Lee Gallery

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Four Men with Arms Raised #1, 2012

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, 'Split Head,' 2012, Simon Lee Gallery

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Split Head, 2012

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, 'Dream Object, ("I was working on these large drawings of comic esthetics with headless superheroes embedded...") (rickety house),' 2012, Simon Lee Gallery

Jim Shaw

Dream Object, ("I was working on these large drawings of comic esthetics with headless superheroes embedded...") (rickety house), 2012

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, 'Kay Keiser and Tornado Arms,' 2012, Simon Lee Gallery

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Kay Keiser and Tornado Arms, 2012

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, 'Oden's Broken Staff and Emerad City Asgard,' 2013, Simon Lee Gallery

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Oden's Broken Staff and Emerad City Asgard, 2013

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