Jack Pierson: Tomorrow's Man #5 - Signed
10 SIGNED COPIES AVAILABLE
Published by Bywater Bros. Editions, 2020
164 pages, softcover
10 x 7.25 inches / 25.4 x 18.4 cm
Edited and designed by Jack Pierson and Roger Bywater
The latest edition in Jack Pierson’s ongoing Tomorrow’s Man artist’s book series featuring work from some of Pierson’s favorite contemporary artists.
Utilizing the series all over design layout this installment features a diverse body of art such as Dietmar Busse’s enigmatic, almost occult drawings on photography, David Dupuis’ colorful collages, Richard Tinkler’s bright geometric abstractions, together with works by Jeff Davis, Florence Derive, Garth McConnell, Samoa, Clément PJ Schneider, Janet Stein, Paula Stuttman and Jordan Wolfson included alongside Pierson’s own images and assorted ephemera. All set against a series of diaristic texts by David Carrino that document his experiences as a massage/sex worker within New York.
The title, Tomorrow’s Man, comes from an infamous bodybuilding magazine from the 1950s and ‘60s. Reappropriating the publication’s title as well as its retro bodybuilding aesthetic, Pierson takes viewers on a dizzying visual journey encompassing the full spectrum of cultural references.
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Jack Pierson works with a variety of media, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, installations and film. Through exploration of celebrity, melodrama and loneliness, Pierson articulates these through an emotional narrative manifesting lost love, sexual longing, faded glamour, fleeting moments, and melancholic and sentimental reflection. His favored subjects are excerpts from his daily life: fragments of urban landscapes, still lives of ordinary objects, homoerotic nudes and evocative words worked into collages or transformed into wall mounted sculptures. Deeply rooted in Americana, the artist seeks to portray the other side of the American Dream, what he calls “the tragedy inherent in the pursuit of glamour”.