6, rue SaintUlric, Luxembourg-Grund
Guided visit in English in presence of the artist.
Jayson Musson creates works with Coogi-brand sweaters, which he deconstructs and reassembles into luscious, paintless paintings. After separating Coogi sweaters into pieces, Musson arranges his components into compositions that he stitches together by machine.
Vintage Coogis constitute a raw material of uncommon allure. Originally advertised as “wearable art,” they entered the world of fashion in the ’80s, an era of Australiana, when designers celebrated the intense colors and textures of Australia’s environment. Coogis became associated with African-American success through Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable on “The Cosby Show”—one he wore is currently on exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York. Rappers like The Notorious B.I.G. sported these embodiments of « the good life » in the early ’90s, further freighting the sweater’s significance as a status symbol in the black community.
Jayson Musson works in a variety of mediums: painting, photography, video and more. He has had solo exhibitions at Salon 94, New York (2017-2014 and 2012). He has been featured in numerous group exhibitions at venues including Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago (2018) ; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; and Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center, Ohio, among others. (Photo : Jayson Musson - Black Bisector - 2015 - Mercerized cotton stretched on canvas - 243,8 x 182,9 cm).
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