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Jayson Scott MUSSON

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BIOGRAPHY

Dense, compact lines and vibrant colors form matrix patterns harking to cosmos based particles analogies – to the point of being violent and unsettling. The patterns insinuate non-western or contemporary urban textiles, yet Musson’s orchestrations move beyond garments into plaques of dense data. Musson creates multi-leveled, mixed-media objects that explore themes of identity, exile, cultural relevance, sexual identification, and emotionally compelling issues. Like an archaeologist, he is always on the look-out for whatever pushes the limits of his past and his present. His work is the product of complex deliberations. Producing images from his own reality, Musson offers only that which is already embedded in our memory, like a reference point of what is lost or a temporal experience of an eternal recurrence. Elements from public activities and situations such as literature, music, travel, family and friends influence his work as a way to make them accessible to a broader audience. He uses the act of painting as the most recognizable sign of art while introducing elements that reflect a new artistic thought.

Jayson Musson was born in New York in 1983, where he still lives and works. He obtained his MFA in painting at the University of Pennsylvania in 201. He is part of the collections of the MoMa (New York) and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia). The Museum of Modern Art Grand- Duc Jean of Luxembourg (Luxembourg) acquired a piece by Jayson Musson in 2018. The gallery organised the first solo show of the artist in March 2019. Exhibitions of the artist include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2018), the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2016), Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego and Philadelphia Museum of Art (2016).

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EXHIBITIONS

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GROUP SHOW

Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery is pleased to present the inauguration group show of its new Dubai gallery with works by Noel W. Anderson, Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil, Louis Granet, Yashua Klos, YoYo Lander, John Madu, Mustafa Maluka, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Jayson Scott Musson, Eniwaye Oluwaseyi, Jeff Sonhouse, Summer Wheat and Thomas Zitzwitz.

Exhibition Dubai 8 March - 23 April 2022
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WE SING IN A DEAD LANGUAGE: Jayson Musson

Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery is pleased to welcome NY-based artist Jayson Musson for his first solo show at the gallery.

Exhibition Luxembourg 29 March - 4 May 2019
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PARDON MY LANGUAGE: Wim Delvoye, Carlos Rolón/Dzine, Robert Lazzarini, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Jayson Musson and Alison Elizabeth Taylor

Group show curated by Tomokazu Matsuyama
With Wim Delvoye, Carlos Rolón/Dzine, Robert Lazzarini, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Jayson Musson and Alison Elizabeth Taylor.

Exhibition Luxembourg 19 January - 3 March 2018

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Artnet 7 Reasons Why Philadelphia Is the Best Place for Your Next Art Getaway April 2, 2016
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ARTnews Jayson Musson Releases Preview for New Web Series January, 2015
Alex Greenberger
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ARTFORUM Jayson Musson, Salon 94 Bowery September, 2014
Michael Wilson
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Art in America Philadelphia Jayson Musson Fleisher/Ollman March, 2013
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PUBLICATIONS

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Catalogue from the exhibition "Pardon My Language" curated by Tomokazu Matsuyama with Wim Delvoye, Carlos Rolón /Dzine, Robert Lazzarini, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Jayson Musson and Alison Elizabeth Taylor.

(January 19 - March 3, 2018)

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Institutional

Jayson Scott Musson at MUDAM for the 25 years of the collection I until April 18, 2022

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INAUGURATION GROUP SHOW
8 March - 23 April 2022, 2022
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