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VISUAL: Gathered from private collections and the estates of the artists, many of the paintings, drawings, collages and sculptures in this show have never been publicly exhibited.

Bruce Conner and Jess: The Virtue of Uncertainty – Reception

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Date(s) - 09/09/2023
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hosfelt Gallery


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  • SEP 5-OCT 14 2023; TUE, WED, FRI, SAT 10 AM-5:30 PM, THU 11 AM-7 PM
  • Reception: SAT, SEP 9, 3-5 PM, with a curatorial tour at 3 PM

Two of the most original and broad-ranging 20th century American artists – Bruce Conner (1933-2008) and Jess (1923-2004) – are brought together in a presentation of more than 60 artworks to call attention to common, repeating motifs and intentions in the work of these puzzle-making geniuses.

Central to both Conner and Jess – for conceptual — as well as financial — reasons – was the practice of scavenging for the raw materials of art making. By re-claiming objects, images, language, even thrift shop paintings, then re-assessing, re-arranging, re-painting and re-contextualizing them, they alchemically transformed the everyday into talismanic artworks, loaded with potential meaning.

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