• Jim Shaw Capitol Viscera Appliances mural 2011 Courtesy of the artist and Simon Lee Gallery/Hong Kong.

    © Jim Shaw

  • Jim Shaw Untitled (US Presidents) 2006 Courtesy the artist and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

  • Jim Shaw Dream Object (Eyeball TV Model) 2006 Courtesy the artist and Jancou, New York

    © Jim Shaw

  • Jim Shaw D'red Dwarf, B'lack hole 2010 Courtesy of the artist and Praz-Delavellade, Paris

  • Jim Shaw The Temptation of Doubting Olsen 1990 Courtesy the artist and Jancou, New York

    © Jim Shaw

  • Jim Shaw Cake (Jim Bent), 2011 Courtesy of the artist and Simon Lee Gallery, London

    © Jim Shaw

  • Jim Shaw Untitled (Faces in circle) 2009 Courtesy of the artist and Simon Lee Gallery, London

    © Jim Shaw

  • Jim Shaw Rinse Cycle 2012 Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

    © Jim Shaw

Jim Shaw

The Rinse Cycle

9 November 2012 - 17 February 2013

Los Angeles-based Jim Shaw is one of America’s most important and prolific contemporary artists. Part of a ground-breaking group including Mike Kelley, John Miller and Tony Oursler that graduated from California Institute of the Arts in the late 1970s, Shaw has one of the most distinctive visual imaginations of his generation. The Rinse Cycle is the first ever full-scale survey of Shaw’s work internationally and will bring together more than one hundred paintings, sculptures, drawings and videos from the last twenty-five years.

Watch a new full-length film on Jim Shaw at vimeo.com/balticmill

Visit Jim Shaw: My Mirage microsite.

An accompanying exhibition of Jim Shaw's collection of found thrift store paintings also tales place at BALTIC 39, Newcastle.

The exhibition is accompanied by a 
major publication and a limited edition print available from BALTIC SHOP.

Additional Information

Shaw’s work is informed by his enduring fascination with the imagery of popular culture, art history, politics, religion and myth, as well as his own unconscious mind. Drawing from these different sources he makes work in distinct series that often take years to complete and represented together for the first time in this exhibition. Shaw’s alter-ego, dreams and fictitious religion ‘Oism’ will be represented alongside monumental banner paintings that reveal a schizoid vision of America. Collectively, these works prove Shaw to be one of the most enquiringand influential artists working today, dissecting the fractured natureof contemporary visual culture and the popular imagination at anunprecedented level.

The exhibition is accompanied by a major publication and a limited edition print available from BALTIC SHOP.

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