Matthew Day Jackson - Carte Blanche New York Sunday, November 7, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Matthew Day Jackson: The Lower 48, January 9 – February 10, 2007; Cambridge, Massachussetts, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Matthew Day Jackson: The Immeasurable Distance, May 8 – July 12, 2009; and Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum, October 17, 2009 – January 17, 2010, pp. 20 – 21 (detail), 26, 78 – 79, 84 – 85 (illustrated; another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Matthew Day Jackson – Dynamic Maximum Tension, exhibition catalogue, Grimm Fine Art, Amsterdam 2010, n.p. (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “For four and a half months, I lived and traveled in a van through the contiguous 48 states of America, making photographs of rocks that look like people’s faces. Often the resemblances were only momentary; they could disappear when the sun’s light changed, or when my position in relationship to the subject changed. The photos are portraits of the American landscape and the series talks about the impossibility of understanding who we are. We are constantly searching for a reflection of ourselves in everything we see. We realize we are not present there, but nevertheless we feel that we are part of these things. The project relates to my concept of the studio as a much larger place. As an artist you always ask yourself permission for what you do and this series relates to the idea of the artist as explorer. It also documents me trying to understand landscape in a geopolitical sense. It is about the part of us that is outside of us.”
    (Matthew Day Jackson, in Matthew Day Jackson – Dynamic Maximum Tension, exhibition catalogue, Grimm Fine Art, Amsterdam 2010)


The Lower 48

Executed in 2006
48 C-prints, framed.  This work is from an edition of 5 plus 2 APs.
13 1/2 x 20 in. (34.3 x 50.8 cm) each (unframed); 15 3/8 x 21 7/8 in. (39.1 x 55.6 cm) each (framed).

$100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for $410,500

Carte Blanche

8 November 2010  6pm
New York