June 1 –
July 29, 2017
Patrick Jackson: KNOW YER CITY

Opening reception: Thursday June 1, 6:30-8:30 pm

This exhibition was assembled somewhere between daydreaming in a hot apartment and long walks in Los Angeles. Cityscapes, billboards, and public art are contrasted with the inside of a home, a head.

Working as a collector and maker, Patrick Jackson creates immersive environments. Intermingling high and lowbrow aesthetics, he is invested in narrative and conceptual installations, taking into consideration everything that gives a space shape.

His work confronts viewers with the material nature of sculpture, in particular the memories, emotions, and values we ascribe to things. But for Jackson actual things are not of great import. He is more concerned with things that resemble things, that feel like things, that have all the components of the thing itself, but are only connotations of things.

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Patrick Jackson (b.1978, Los Angeles) lives and works in Los Angeles.

Curated by Kim Nguyen and Leila Grothe and made possible thanks to the support of Chara Schreyer and Gordon Freund. Special thanks to Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, and Jamie Stevens.

Press:

Flash Art, by Eli Diner
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Patrick Jackson, KNOW YER CITY, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Johnna Arnold