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Interested in breaking down and reinterpreting the conventions and connotations of painting, Richard Jackson uses alternative materials and methods to construct conceptual and perceptive installations that reveal the idiosyncrasies of art making. Seeing paint as a fluid medium that can be both unruly and malleable, Jackson reiterates this notion in neon light sculptures that flash single words, which deceptively and knowingly behave similarly yet are distinctively not. In ‘Dick Duck’, the neon sign effortlessly morphs from “Dick” to “Duck” to “Fuck” in a humorous act of confusion and labored control.
Produced in an edition of 5, this Artist Proof outside of the edition is signed by the artist and accompanied by the original sketches from Jackson presented for the production of the sculpture.

California artist Richard Jackson (b. 1939) continually produces bold works that push the bounds of familiar artistic conventions. Demonstrating an interest with the painting process, Jackson explores style and medium by playing with subject, technique, and presentation, creating unique works with an element of shock, humor, and interaction. Born in Sacramento, CA, Jackson studied art and engineering at Sacramento State College in 1959-1961 before moving to Los Angeles in 1968 where he taught sculpture and new forms at UCLA from 1989-1994. In 2013, the Orange County Museum of Art organized the first major retrospective of Jackson's work, "Richard Jackson: Ain't Painting a Pain," which is currently on view and will travel to the Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany and S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium later this year. His work has also been the subject of recent solo exhibitions at Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, Germany (2012); David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2011); Rennie Collection, Vancouver, Canada (2010); and Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland (2009). Jackson lives and works in Sierra Madre, CA.

Selected Public Collections:
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Musée d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Bawag Contemporary, Vienna, Austria

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  • Private Collection, California
  • Ships From: California, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 23.63 x 17.75 x 5.88 in. (60.02 x 45.08 x 14.94 cm.)
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