Jim Shaw’s digital video, "Tales from the Wig Museum"
June 24—August 19, 2017 | Blum & Poe
Modeled after the psychological thriller genre of the 1960s, Jim Shaw’s video, Tales from the Wig Museum, is made up of a sequence of introductory segments of a fictional television show set in a museum of wigs. Our host presents us with facts on each one with ominous intrigue, however some of them are false. True to his practice, Jim Shaw has a humorous but twisted way of reminding us of the irrational ways we attempt to make sense of history and our current realities.
This solo exhibition of new work by Jim Shaw runs concurrently with his first comprehensive solo museum exhibition titled The Wig Museum at the Marciano Art Foundation through September.