Jeff Jamieson - 11/18 - 01/06/07
The opening featured a book release event for The Orange, a new book of poetry and images by Rupert Deese and Todd Young. The Orange, and earlier books by Rupert, Sam Deese and Todd Young are available through the gallery. Feel free to download and print a reminder.
Jeff Jamieson was born in Claremont, California in 1960. He graduated with honors from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1984, with a B.F.A. in ceramics. He moved to New York in 1984 and showed at White Columns and The San Francisco Rental Gallery. As he pursued his art, he worked as an assistant to Donald Judd from 1989 to 1994.
Jamieson returned to California in 1994, settling in San Luis Obispo with his wife Deborah. He taught in the art department at Cuesta College for five years, and in 1989, Jamieson started a furniture fabrication company, Wood and Plywood Furniture.
He was the fabricator of Donald Judd’s furniture from 1989 until the summer of 2006, additionally, Jamieson has also fabricated furniture for the Josef & Anni Alber’s foundation. Jamieson has for many years, and still continues, to work very closely with the Chinati Foundation, most recently putting the final touches on a three year project that culminated with the presentation of a new, permanent, large scrim work by Robert Irwin, that was unveiled at the Chinati Open House in October, 2006. We saw this installation and we enjoyed and recommend it.
In 2003, Jamieson started compact, an art gallery in San Luis Obispo, with four partners. compact, actively brought an enthusiastic and informed program to San Luis for several years. His band Tinsel Bunny has just released their second full-length c.d. on High Guard Records, titled "Can’tTalkCant’TalkCan’tTalk".
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For this exhibition at David Patton Los Angeles, Jeff Jamieson created a poster. This poster was designed by Rutger Fuchs in Amsterdam, printed by Grand Palace in Tennessee. The poster comes in two variations (both color and design) and is available through our editions pages.