Jayson Musson Continues To Be Awesome, Made Art Out Of Cosby Sweaters

We here at the Philebs are big fans of basically everything Jayson Musson touches. From his music with Plastic Little, to his art critic alter-ego Hennessy Youngman, to his own art, the dude is constantly on his game. So when a simple email came across our desks about Musson’s next art exhibition, we paid special attention. We’re glad we did.

Jayson Musson: A True Fiend’s Weight, showing at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery from December 13, 2012 – January 26, 2013 shows off some of Musson’s newest art, made not with paint or film, but with sweaters. The works that will be on display for the exhibition are, “recycled Coogi sweaters mounted on stretchers and transformed into pictures.” Coogi sweaters are more commonly known as those sweaters Bill Cosby became the namesake of, and they were later rocked (in a totally different way) by Notorious B.I.G. As the gallery says, “the so-called purity of abstraction collides with African-American popular culture … the artist provides fresh avenues for us to think critically about abstract painting and its relationship to lived experience.” Or conversely, COSBY SWEATER ART.

You can read more about Musson’s Coogi art exhibition (which has previously been seen in NYC) over here.

[Image: Jayson Musson, Pygmalion I, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York]