- Colour Photograph
- Image Size: 40.6cm x 50.8cm
- Signed and numbered by artist
- Edition of 50
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The words 'hope' and 'fear', which appear on what seems to be a motel menu. Drawn to stardom, melodrama, loneliness and emotional narrative as subjects, Pierson infuses his work with literal and visual references to lost love, sexual longing, faded glamour, fleeting moments and sentimental musings This photographic print accompanied Pierson's 2008 solo exhibition at IMMA
Born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1960 Jack Pierson has been the subject of exhibitions throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. Pierson is one of a long tradition of visual artists who engage in an ongoing exploration of language and its endless permutations. Its complexity and ability to both inform and confound us is of continuing appeal, and Pierson's text works are idiosyncratic examples of an artist’s engagement with language. Recent solo exhibitions include Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Berlin, 2006; Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, 2007; Sabine Knust, Munich, 2007 and Regen Projects, Los Angeles, 2007. A mid-career retrospective of his work was shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, in 2002 and his Self Portrait series was shown at the 2004 Whitney Biennial. Pierson's works are featured in the permanent collections of major museums of contemporary art including the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco. He lives and works in New York and Southern California