press release

MAY 8, 2008: NEW YORK: Mitchell-Innes & Nash announces an exhibition of paintings by Jack Goldstein in the Chelsea gallery from May 29 - August 1. The eight works in the show will include several large-scale canvases, works on paper, and an important early triptych, all from the 1980s. These meticulously executed, highly polished paintings depict spectacular events such as war scenes, lightning storms, and volcanoes, blurring the line between natural and man-made disasters.

Jack Goldstein (1945-2003) is among the most influential postmodern artists of the 1970s and 80s and is widely recognized for his pioneering work in sound, film, and painting. Goldstein first came to prominence in Douglas Crimp's "Pictures" exhibition at Artists Space in 1977 alongside Robert Longo and Sherrie Levine. That exhibition and its accompanying essay heralded a new generation of artists deeply engaged with popular culture and the appropriation of mass media images. Goldstein's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, most recently in the 2004 Whitney Biennial; "Super Vision" at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 2006; and "Los Angeles (1955-1985)" at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2006.

only in german

Jack Goldstein
Mitchell-Innes & Nash Chelsea, 534 West 26th Street