Archives. Didactic Art Collection. An overflowing and illuminated world of paintings, sculptures, brochures, T-shirts, books, CDs and educational material, that recycle the myths and beliefs of America.
The second exhibition is curated by Jim Shaw, an extraordinary Californian artist who, over the last forty years, has produced incredible paintings, drawings, videos, installations and performances. He is also a compulsive collector, constantly on the hunt for pop culture pieces, comic books, rock music, B movies and amateur paintings in thrift stores or on the internet.
Jim Shaw won’t be displaying his own artwork or his famous “thrift store paintings”, but instead the archives that account for his main source of inspiration. These archives will be accompanied by special loans from different collections. The Chalet Society gives visitors the chance to dive into an overflowing and illuminated world of paintings, sculptures, brochures, tshirts, books, CDs and educational illustrations that recycle the myths and beliefs of America and beyond.
Sects, secret societies, far-fetched orders and fraternities, evangelical movements, Christian fundamentalists, New Age spiritualists, scientologists, Mormons, Jehovah’s witnesses, Masonic followers, all kinds of conspirators, extreme conservatives from the John Birch Society, educational books and encyclopaedias for children and even Dr. Netter’s famous medical illustrations — all the symbolic imagery and unclassifiable designs by often anonymous artists for specific commissions to be on show.
Renowned for his striking paintings, drawings, videos, installations and performances, Jim Shaw is also a compulsive collector, constantly on the hunt for pop culture pieces in thrift stores or on the internet.
Image: Jim Shaw, The Great Image, 1944 Linen banner Collection of Jim Shaw, Los Angeles — Photo : LeeAnn Nickel, Los Angeles
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