Richard Jackson: Big Confusing Ideas Artist Project Series

Main Gallery May 15–Jun 28, 1992

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Big Confusing Ideas, 1992
Big Confusing Ideas, 1992, Installation view, Santa Monica Museum of Art

Richard Jackson’s monumental kinetic painting installation combined painted walls, freestanding sculptures, and spinning fiberglass figures to create disorienting optical and perceptual illusions. Jackson’s active interest in geometric abstraction, minimalism, and conceptual art, and the ideas associated with these movements, informed his own art-making and raised questions concerning representation, perception, and the process of painting.