The Hungry Years

Jack Pierson

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Text by Eileen Myles. Quote by Stephen Shore.

ISBN: 9788862085625

'The Hungry Years' collects Jack Pierson’s 1980s’ photographs, which have increasingly captured the attention of the art world since they were first published as a collection in 1990.

Informed in part by his artistic emergence in the era of AIDS, Pierson’s work is moored by melancholy and introspection, yet his images are often buoyed by a celebratory aura of seduction and glamour.

Sometimes infused with a sly sense of humor, Pierson’s work is inherently autobiographical; often using his friends as models and referencing traditional Americana motifs, his bright yet distanced imagery reveals the undercurrents of the uncanny in the quotidian. Fueled by the poignancy of emotional experience and by the sensations of memory, obsession, and absence, Pierson’s subject is ultimately, as he states, “hope.”'The Hungry Years' collects Jack Pierson’s 1980s’ photographs, which have increasingly captured the attention of the art world since they were first published as a collection in 1990. Informed in part by his artistic emergence in the era of AIDS, Pierson’s work is moored by melancholy and introspection, yet his images are often buoyed by a celebratory aura of seduction and glamour. Sometimes infused with a sly sense of humor, Pierson’s work is inherently autobiographical; often using his friends as models and referencing traditional Americana motifs, his bright yet distanced imagery reveals the undercurrents of the uncanny in the quotidian. Fueled by the poignancy of emotional experience and by the sensations of memory, obsession, and absence, Pierson’s subject is ultimately, as he states, “hope.”
language:english pages: 104 illustrations: 70 binding: hardbound release: July 2017
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