Matthew Day-Jackson

United States

Born in California, Matthew Day-Jackson is an artist whose career has produced works of sculpture, painting, collage, photography, drawing, video, performance and installation. His art focuses on grand themes, like the evolution of the human mind and the dark side of technological progress. We interviewed Matthew about another one of his favorite themes: the American dream. In the feature, he told the story of “Observatories,” a show he curated with Camille Obering and Andy Kincaid in the rugged surroundings of The Center for the Arts in Jackson, Wyoming. Matthew has exhibited his work around the world, and is represented by Hauser & Wirth and Grimm Gallery in Amsterdam.

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We are interested in how the west is organized and how the west is owned, but also what it continues to mean.