jdc Fine Art specializes in content-driven work by rising contemporaries. Artists range within the established canon, but all have formal training, are in museum collections, and have shown nationally and internationally. On the whole, our Artists make work that is a mirror to our time.Read More
Exhibition Dates: December 12 - February 27, 2016
Pages : Artists' Books | Publications | Related Works is a group show that features artist’s books and publications alongside a selection of editioned photographic prints they contain. Included in Pages are artist’s books by Paul Turounet and Ian van Coller, and recent publications by Jennifer Greenburg and Guillermo Srodek-Hart.
Books are traditional vehicles for artistic expression; they are intimate and implicative. Our viewing is dependent on our engagement- it is only our turning of the pages that activates them. This physicality helps us connect to the artists’ intention in a special way. Artist’s books are arguably among the most critically curated viewing experience an artist can offer, as the viewing-order is both calculated and fixed. Publications are major honors for artists; they collate bodies of work, often drawing a whole oeuvre together into one object. This exhibition celebrates both artists books and publications.Read More
Online Exhibition Curated for the Griffin Museum: Tierra Brava by Paul Turounet
This November (2015) jdc Fine Art was invited to curate an online exhibition for the Griffin Museum's Instagram account. We will be presenting Tierra Brava, an artists' book by San Diego-based artist, Paul Turounet. Turounet’s work along the US/Mexico border has inspired several bodies of work and artist’s books. This online exhibition will explore the pages of one, Tierra Brava.
Tierra Brava is formatted after a passport and draws inspiration from the pulp comic of the same name. The Tierra Brava book is contained in a brown-paper box with a “United States of Mexico” seal and is accompanied by ephemeral items, including a missing-person’s flier, half-completed marriage license, advertisement for wrestling match, 3-page hand-written note, and a folded map of Northern Mexico numbered to correspond to the book’s imagery.Read More