Artist Richard Jackson joins Rail contributor Jeffrey Grunthaner for a conversation.
In this talk
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A pre-eminent figure in American contemporary art since the 1970s, Richard Jackson is influenced by both Abstract Expressionism and action painting, exploring a performative painting process which seeks to extend the potential of painting by upending its technical conventions. Born in Sacramento, California in 1939, Jackson first came to international attention with a major presentation of his installation works at the Menil Collection, Houston, in 1988, followed by the 1992 exhibition, ‘Helter Skelter,’ at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.
Artist & writer Jeffrey Grunthaner is currently based in Berlin. Their essays, articles, poems, and reviews have appeared via BOMB, artnet News, Hyperallergic, Drag City Books, American Art Catalogues, and other venues. Their poetry pamphlet, Aphid Poems, will be published in October by The Creative Writing Department. Some recent curatorial projects include the reading and discussion series Conversations in Contemporary Poetics at Hauser & Wirth (NY), Sun Oil for Open White Gallery (Berlin), and FEELINGS for synthesis gallery (Berlin).
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