For its inaugural presentation at the Dallas Art Fair the Jason Jacques Gallery will present a curated selection of contemporary ceramic art juxtaposed with rare black- and- white photographs from NASA’s famous lunar orbiter missions in the 1960s.
The several dozen NASA prints originate from negatives that captured the first images of the Moon in 1966 and 1967. Using a technologically advanced imaging system, the lunar orbiter missions succeeded in mapping 99 percent of the Moon. Though an inherently scientific mission, the Lunar Orbiter program resulted in a series of beautiful, haunting images of the glowing orb hanging in the night’s sky. The varying shades of black and white and spectacular views of the lunar surface create silent images of tremendous beauty that magnificently show the Moon’s relief and craters. Upon their release, the photographs captivated audiences who for the first time saw detailed photographs of the Moon from space.
The NASA prints are paired the fantastical ceramic moon vessels of Morten Løbner Espersen. Further enhancing the sensory experience of the stand are the figurative sculptures from Kim Simonsson’s space-age Moss People series, as well as an ambitious trompe l’oeil tree by Eric Serritella, and Katsuyo Aoki’s baroque-inspired porcelain skulls. His most recent masterpiece Trolldom Lucifer (2016-2017), a 7-feet tall wall cartouche made of porcelain, will be shown alongside engaging stag benches designed by Rick Owens. Jason Jacques Gallery will be located at booth F14A. For more information about the fair, please visit the Dallas Art Fair website
About Jason Jacques Gallery
Approaching its 30th year as the preeminent purveyor of late 19th and early 20th-century European ceramics, the Jason Jacques Gallery has become a primary driver in important design and ceramic art. The company mounts numerous exhibitions throughout the year at its 73rd Street and Madison Avenue gallery, as well as appearing at international art and design fairs including the Dallas Art Fair, Design Miami, Frieze, FOG Design + Art Fair in San Francisco, the Winter Antiques Show, and TEFAF in Maastricht.
Its touted publications include Exotica, a compendium of essays by leading scholars on French master ceramists. Works sold by Jason Jacques Gallery are owned by art museums throughout the country, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Saint Louis Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Detroit Institute of Arts, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For more information, visit www.jasonjacques.com.