Jack Pierson. The Lonely Life

This beautifully produced book juxtaposes Pierson’s drawings, sign-lettering word pieces, and installations with the artist’s more frequently reproduced photographs. Sensual, seductive, sad, sly, and initially looking like snapshots from a road trip gone awry, these images are painfully unspectacular evocations of feelings of loss, longing, life, and love. Simultaneously romantic and cynical, the contiguous borderless images, sometimes dreamily overexposed, map a mysteriously intimate journey that only Pierson fully understands?though he offers not a word of explanation. The impressionistic landscapes seem to present an evanescence of hope (or is it waning despair?) and invite the viewer’s own emotional response. Short essays on Pierson’s photography, installations, and drawings as well as a chronology of exhibitions and a bibliography increase the volume’s value as a document of the contemporary visual artist.

Text: Weiermair Peter, Goodrow Gérard A. et al. cm 22×24; pp. 144; COL; hardcover with dust jacket. Publisher: Edition Stemmle, Zürich, 1997.

ISBN: 9783908162612| 3908162610

ID: AM-2422

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This beautifully produced book juxtaposes Pierson’s drawings, sign-lettering word pieces, and installations with the artist’s more frequently reproduced photographs. Sensual, seductive, sad, sly, and initially looking like snapshots from a road trip gone awry, these images are painfully unspectacular evocations of feelings of loss, longing, life, and love. Simultaneously romantic and cynical, the contiguous borderless images, sometimes dreamily overexposed, map a mysteriously intimate journey that only Pierson fully understands?though he offers not a word of explanation. The impressionistic landscapes seem to present an evanescence of hope (or is it waning despair?) and invite the viewer’s own emotional response. Short essays on Pierson’s photography, installations, and drawings as well as a chronology of exhibitions and a bibliography increase the volume’s value as a document of the contemporary visual artist.

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