Richard Jackson: Ain’t Painting a Pain

Richard Jackson:
Ain’t Painting a Pain

February 17 – May 5, 2013

Richard Jackson: Ain’t Painting a Pain is the first retrospective devoted to an American maverick who has redefined painting over a forty-year period. Jackson’s inventive, exuberant, and irreverent take on painting has dramatically extended its performative and spatial dimensions, merged it with sculpture and architecture, and repositioned it as an art of everyday experience.

This exhibition comprises a series of eleven room-scale installations from 1970 to 2013, most never before shown in the United States, accompanied by over 150 of Jackson’s preparatory drawings, works on paper, and models—significant works in their own right that provide insight into his process.

Exhibition Tour Schedule:
Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent, Belgium
July 25 – October 13, 2013

Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
March 1 – June 1, 2014

This exhibition was organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and curated by Dennis Szakacs.

Richard Jackson, Bag Dog, 2013; fiber-reinforced composite skin on steel; Courtesy of the artist. Richard Jackson: Ain’t Painting a Pain (installation view), 2013; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. Photo: Bliss Photography.
Richard Jackson: Ain’t Painting a Pain (installation view), 2013; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. Photo: Bliss Photography.