Photographs by Jack Pierson.
CAC Malaga, 2009. 188 pp., Color illustrations, 2 volumes, 8¼x11½".
In some respects, Pierson is one of the few artists who has managed to fuse the
legacies of the American art traditions of Conceptual and Pop Art, while evolving an
expansive and now celebrated oeuvre. For his recent show at the CAC Málaga the
artist presented two bodies of work, both presented here in their own separate
editions and boxed in a sturdy slipcase. The first contains a series of his renowned
word sculptures – abstract wall sculptures, created using found, salvaged letters and
signs; while the second presents a delightful series of conceptual photographs taken
in 2009 carrying the title ‘Jerusalem’. The two catalogues are clearly presented, with
one colour image per page and accompanied by an essay along with an interview