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Jim Shaw Selects

October 12–27, 2021
Metrograph, New York
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Jim Shaw is presenting a selection of conspiracy-minded cinema at Metrograph in New York, inaugurating a new artist-programmer-in-residence series copresented by Gagosian and Metrograph in the theater and online. Jim Shaw Selects will feature six films that kept the artist uneasy company during the paranoiac pandemic time. To attend a screening, purchase tickets at metrograph.com.

Shaw explains, “The films tie into the quest for truth, and how it can become complicated. In the studio, I’ve been thinking a lot about the term ‘Frazzledrip,’ which is a conspiracy theory that’s related to the whole QAnon thing. Their need for these stories involving adrenochrome and satanic rituals speak to a desire that I think many of us have for lurid fantasies and stories of betrayal, conspiracy, and the slaughter of the innocents (a possible explanation for the popularity of true crime, serial killer bios, whodunits, sex-and-violence-filled cable series like Game of Thrones, and so on), which serve to stimulate our depleted serotonin receptors. In a way, all of these films can serve as our very own Frazzledrip.”

Tuesday, October 12
Leo the Last (in theater at 6:45pm)
Winter Kills (in theater at 9:30pm)

Tuesday, October 19
They Live (online through October 27)
Total Recall (in theater at 7:30pm)

Tuesday, October 26
So Dark the Night (in theater at 7:30pm)
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (in theater at 9:30pm)

Still from They Live (1988), directed by John Carpenter

Still from They Live (1988), directed by John Carpenter

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Gagosian’s booth at FIAC 2021. Artwork, left to right: © Giuseppe Penone/2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris; © Michael Heizer; © Georg Baselitz, 2021; © Pier Paolo Calzolari. Photo: Thomas Lannes

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Gagosian is pleased to announce the representation of Jim Shaw. Since the 1970s, Shaw has mined the dreams and conflicted realities of American culture, finding inspiration in comic books, pulp novels, rock albums, protest posters, and thrift store paintings. Blending the personal, the commonplace, and the uncanny, Shaw’s works frequently place in dialogue images of friends and family with world events, pop culture, and alternate realities, often unfolding in long-term narrative cycles.

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Jim Shaw. Photo: LeeAnn Nickels

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