Richard Jackson (artist)
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Sacramento, California, U.S.
|Known for||Performance art|
|Notable work||The Maid's Room / The Dining Room 2007|
Since the 1970s Jackson has developed in his work an interrogation of painting that combines conceptual procedures, humour and extreme disorder. He expands the activity of painting, abandons its traditional instruments for machines, vehicles and everyday objects. For this reason he has been referred to as a Neo-Dadaist.
Jackson has brought the material dimensions of painting to extremes. "Big Ideas" from 1981 consisted of hundreds of painted canvases stacked into a sphere of 5 meters in diameter. His exhibition, The Maid's Room / The Dining Room (2007) is a tribute to Marcel Duchamp's last major work: Etant donnés.
Jackson's recent solo exhibitions include 'Accidents in Abstract Painting' at The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena CA, (2012), where Jackson flew and crashed a radio-controlled, model military plane with a fifteen-foot wingspan, filled with paint, into a twenty-foot wall that read “accidents in abstract painting.” The spectacle, free and open to the public, took place at Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco. In 2013, he was the subject of a retrospective exhibition at the Orange County Museum of Art.
- carol Vogel, The New York Times, June 14, 1999.
- Christopher Knight, "Art review: 'Richard Jackson: Ain't Painting a Pain' shows life", Los Angeles Times, February 20, 2013.
- Helfenstein, Josef. (2010-01-01). Art and activism : projects of John and Dominique de Menil. Houston :: Houston :. ISBN 9780300123777.