Richard Jackson

Yvon Lambert New York

Venerable California artist Richard Jackson might be thought of as a missing link between the Viennese actionists and contemporaries such as Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, or even the late Jason Rhoades. His recent exhibition at Yvon Lambert’s Twenty-fifth Street location (the final show in that space) featured previously seen drawings and an installation, as well as a new eight-panel wall painting reprising what has generally been regarded as Jackson’s signature style. These older (and older-style) works form a kind of historical backdrop to the subsequent inaugural exhibition at Yvon Lambert’s new space a few blocks south where the centerpiece was Jackson’s new installation, The War Room (all works 2006–2007).

The War Room consists of a large aluminum-framed faceted icosahedron covered in canvas. On one side the canvas opens, like a triangular double door, so viewers can peer in and see

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