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Jim Shaw: The Wig Museum Reviewed in ArtSlant

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Jim Shaw, The Wig Museum, 2017, Installation view at Marciano Art Foundation. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer. Courtesy of Marciano Art Foundation. 

The Wig Museum, a solo exhibition by Jim Shaw (BFA 1974) on view at the Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles, was recently reviewed by Sóla Agustsson for ArtSlant.

Jim Shaw: The Wig Museum is the artist’s first major solo exhibition in Los Angeles, where he has lived for the last thirty years. Originally coming out of the Detroit-based Destroy All Monsters, an art collective and band formed with Mike Kelley, Ron Asheton, and Niagara, Shaw interrogates pop culture and late capitalism using biblical imagery, particularly from the Book of Revelations. This new immersive installation combines murals, sculptures, and drawings that reverberate his earlier themes, and re-contextualize materials from the Scottish Masonic temple.

Jim Shaw Transforms a Former Masonic Temple Into a Postmodern Hellscape | ArtSlant