Jim Shaw. Before and After Math. March 11 – April 24, 2021. Metro Pictures. NYC

It's for You, 2021. Hair and acrylic on muslin, 48 x 60 inches (121.9 x 152.4 cm).
It's for You, 2021. Hair and acrylic on muslin, 48 x 60 inches (121.9 x 152.4 cm).

Metro Pictures presents eight new paintings and five videos by Jim Shaw. The paintings are all made on found theatrical backdrops, a signature of the artist’s, with two that incorporate three-dimensional sculptural elements. Shaw’s work draws from an expansive breadth of references and idiosyncratic associations to present a surrealistic take on American consumer culture. The pastiche of vintage film, advertising, and television imagery that Shaw poignantly combines in these works engenders them with a pervasive sense of nostalgia and critique for a mythologized, bygone era of American history. For more information, please visit metropictures.com.

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