Jason Fox

5 Seasons

Canada
60 Lispenard Street
New York
Tribeca
May 22nd 2021 — Jul 3rd 2021

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For his third solo show with Canada gallery, Jason Fox presents a series of seven paintings of chimeras: unholy mashups of George Harrison, Jennifer Lawrence, Bob Marley, Joni Mitchell, and animals ordinary and imaginary. The larger-than-life and aptly-titled acrylic, oil, and graphite painting Get Out of Me (2020), for instance, features a conglomeration of Lawrence, Harrison, and a bright green dragon, while two thirds of that trinity is reprised in the spare and surprisingly moving The Siren (2021).

In The Patriot (2021), a figure with blue eyes and white skin dons an American flag hockey mask at the same time that he holds his hands up in the “don’t shoot” position, palms punctured with stigmata. This enigmatic figure becomes, at various turns, a symbol or martyr for various causes via the conflicting icons which surround him, including the Chase bank logo, the Q for QAnon conspiracy, a purple foam finger, and the infamous Maurizio Cattelan Art Basel banana. The Patriot—and the show as a whole—asks us what, exactly, being American means in this day and age, as well as what it means to hold or embody multiple perspectives simultaneously. Is it even possible? Is it right?

Jason Fox, Don't Leave, 2021. Acrylic, oil, collage and graphite on canvas, 120 × 86 × 1 1/2 inches. Courtesy of Canada, New York.

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    A traveling exhibition of 69 oil paintings, watercolors and works on paper aims to chart Milton Avery’s trajectory and contextualize his work for a new generation.

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    May 29th

    Inspired by fractals, Renee Cox’s deity-like collages of Black figures constitute an Afrofuturist creation myth.

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    Jun 6th

    An economical survey of Jonas Mekas, “The Camera Was Always Running” serves as a touching introduction to the Lithuanian filmmaker and champion of avant-garde cinema.

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    May 28th

    The work in Valentina Vaccarella’s “Bless this Life” rests on a simple irony: monogrammed, embroidered French bridal linens pulled taut across stretcher bars and besmirched by rough images of modern madams.

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    Jun 6th

    Daniel Lie’s “Unnamed Entities” at the New Museum challenges the antiseptic aim of curation and conservation by imagining a different kind of organic art that needs to be nurtured rather than preserved.

  • Ongoing

    Dia’s recent acquisition of works by Charles Gaines forms the basis of this survey, which includes the artist’s first forays into mathematics-based grid drawings and other early experiments in medium and form.

  • Ongoing

    Day’s End, an elegiac memorial to and stubborn ghost of eras bygone, will also serve as silent witness to the inevitable changes to come.

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    Jan 2nd 2023

    The sonic encounters provoked by Camille Norment’s elaborate acoustic artworks serve as agents for social consciousness.

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    May 28th

    The words masterful and mastery assert themselves the instant one encounters the works in “My Body,” both for Nancy Grossman’s command of a wide range of skills and her active state of dominance, identity and selfhood.