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Jack Pierson’s “Angel Youth” at Maccarone Gallery

Nov. 14, 2017

Maccarone presents Jack Pierson’s “Angel Youth” at its New York venue.

Jack Pierson’s “Angel Youth” comprises 13 chromogenic prints mounted on archival board. Pierson pulls from a body of his work from the early 1990s. While each photograph depicts specific moments or people in Pierson’s life, the personal narrative parallels a larger, historical dialog of America in the 1990s. Each of the 13 prints are lined on the reverse with a variety of vintage posters and wallpapers, and collectively come with a trimmed, burnished, wooden portfolio case — like treasures kept in a cigar box. His work is inherently autobiographical; his fixation with fame affirms the tendency to yearn for an ideal, allowing for the viewer’s identification with his imagery. This exhibition is presented in collaboration with Cheim & Read, New York.

The exhibition is on view through December 23, 2017 at Maccarone, 98 Morton Street New York 10014.

Source: Blouin Artinfo

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