Imaginary DisobedienceImaginary Disobedience

Installation view

ZonnebrandZonnebrand

1965
Oil on canvas
18.7 x 22.25 x 1.15 in / 47.5 x 56.5 x 3 cm

ZonnebrandZonnebrand

1965
Detail

Imaginary DisobedienceImaginary Disobedience

Installation view

Imaginary DisobedienceImaginary Disobedience

Installation view

All furnished by a dilated victoryAll furnished by a dilated victory

1971
Acrylic on canvas, wood
21.45 x 40.35 x 1.35 in / 54.5 x 102.5 x 3.5 cm open
21.45 x 20.05 x 2.95 in / 54.5 x 51 x 7.5 cm closed

All furnished by a dilated victoryAll furnished by a dilated victory

1971

All furnished by a dilated victoryAll furnished by a dilated victory

1971
Detail

OedememonologistsOedememonologists

1971
Acrylic on canvas, wood
21.45 x 40.35 x 1.35 in / 54.5 x 102.5 x 3.5 cm open
21.45 x 20.05 x 2.95 in / 54.5 x 51 x 7.5 cm closed

OedememonologistsOedememonologists

1971
Detail

OedememonologistsOedememonologists

1971
Detail

 

After four hours the beans are revealing themselvesAfter four hours the beans are revealing themselves

1971
Acrylic on canvas, wood
21.45 x 40.35 x 1.35 in / 54.5 x 102.5 x 3.5 cm open
21.45 x 20.05 x 2.95 in / 54.5 x 51 x 7.5 cm closed

After four hours the beans are revealing themselvesAfter four hours the beans are revealing themselves

1971
Detail

After four hours the beans are revealing themselvesAfter four hours the beans are revealing themselves

1971
Detail

Imaginary DisobedienceImaginary Disobedience

Installation view

Domestic AdorationDomestic Adoration

1996
Pencil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on paper
56.3 x 58.25 in / 143 x 148 cm

Domestic AdorationDomestic Adoration

1996
Pencil, ink, acrylic, and charcoal on
56.25 x 58.25 in / 143 x 148 cm

De achterkant van het bestaan (The backside of existence)De achterkant van het bestaan (The backside of existence)

1992
Oil on sailcloth
72 x 261 in / 182.9 x 662.95 cm
Recto
Installation view

De achterkant van het bestaan (The backside of existence)De achterkant van het bestaan (The backside of existence)

1992
Detail

De achterkant van het bestaan (The backside of existence)De achterkant van het bestaan (The backside of existence)

1992
Oil on sailcloth
72 x 261 in / 182.9 x 662.95 cm
Verso
Installation view

De achterkant van het bestaan (The backside of existence)De achterkant van het bestaan (The backside of existence)

1992
Detail

Imaginary DisobedienceImaginary Disobedience

Installation view

Imaginary DisobedienceImaginary Disobedience

Installation view

Rhapsodie en RousseRhapsodie en Rousse

1981
From the series Social Noir
Oil on canvas
74.8 x 51.25 x 1.38 in / 190 x 130.5 x 3.5 cm

Rhapsodie en RousseRhapsodie en Rousse

1981
From the series Social Noir
Detail

Jacqueline de Jong Chambre d'HotelJacqueline de Jong
Chambre d’Hotel

1980
Oil and charcoal on canvas, wooden frame
47.5 x 61 x 1.5 in / 95.25 x 154.95 x 3.8 cm

Imaginary DisobedienceImaginary Disobedience

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Big foot small head (for Thomas) Big foot small head (for Thomas)

1985
From the series Upstairs-Downstairs
Oil on canvas
74.8 x 51.25 x 1.38 in / 190 x 130.5 x 3.5 cm

Big foot small head (for Thomas)Big foot small head (for Thomas)

1985
Detail

Imaginary DisobedienceImaginary Disobedience

Installation view

The Ultimate KissThe Ultimate Kiss

2002-2012
Oil on canvas
59 x 70.8 x 1.05 in /150 x 180 x 2.75 cm

The Ultimate KissThe Ultimate Kiss

2002-2012
Detail

Peeing HamletPeeing Hamlet

2012
Oil on canvas
74.8 x 51.25 x 1.38 in / 190 x 130.5 x 3.5 cm

Peeing HamletPeeing Hamlet

2012
Detail

Imaginary DisobedienceImaginary Disobedience

Installation view

Imaginary DisobedienceImaginary Disobedience

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Pardonne-moi (Arthur Craven Timide)Pardonne-moi (Arthur Craven Timide)

2015-2016
Oil on canvas
51.18 x 39.55 x 1.8 cm / 130 x 100.5 x 4.5 cm

Pardonne-moi (Arthur Craven Timide)Pardonne-moi (Arthur Craven Timide)

2015-2016
Detail

Le Salau et les Salopards (Bastards and Scumbags)Le Salau et les Salopards (Bastards and Scumbags)

1966
Acrylic on canvas, plastic mirror with wood frame
Three panels: 77.26 x 39.4 in / 196.25 x 100.05 cm each
Overall: 77.26 x 113 x 1 in / 196.25 x 287 x 2.5 cm

Imaginary DisobedienceImaginary Disobedience

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WAR 1914–1918WAR 1914–1918

2013
Pastel and charcoal on paper
19.3 x 27.75 in / 49 x 70.5 cm unframed
30.4 x 22.75 x 0.6 in / 77.25 x 57.72 x 1.5 cm framed

WAR 1914–1918WAR 1914–1918

2014
Pastel and charcoal on paper
19.3 x 27.75 in / 49 x 70.5 cm unframed
30.4 x 22.75 x 0.6 in / 77.25 x 57.72 x 1.5 cm framed

Explosion 1917Explosion 1917

2014
From the series War
Oil and ground pumice stone on canvas
51 x 67.5 in / 129.5 x 171.5 cm

Horsemen 1918Horsemen 1918

2014
From the series War
Detail

UntitledUntitled

1982
Oil on canvas
14.95 x 18.11 x 0.6 in / 38 x 46 x 1.5 cm

UntitledUntitled

1962
Detail

Op het land waar het leven zoet is (On the countryside where life is sweet)Op het land waar het leven zoet is (On the countryside where life is sweet)

1972
Acrylic on canvas, wood
21.45 x 40.35 x 1.35 in / 54.5 x 102.5 x 3.5 cm open
21.45 x 20.05 x 2.95 in / 54.5 x 51 x 7.5 cm closed

After the WarAfter the War

1995-1996
Oil on canvas
70.9 x 83.7 in / 180 x 212.5 cm

JDJ-Undercover-Upstairs-Downstairs-1985

 

JACQUELINE DE JONG

Imaginary Disobedience

March 18 – May 06, 2017
Opening reception on Saturday, March 18
6–9pm

Jacqueline de Jong (born 1939, Hengelo, Netherlands) is a Dutch artist whose painting, sculpture and publishing endeavors have spanned over five decades.

Château Shatto will open our first solo exhibition with Jacqueline de Jong on Saturday, March 18. Imaginary Disobedience is the artist’s first solo presentation in Los Angeles and will comprise works from 1960 through 2015.

De Jong’s early work connects with several touchstones of the 20th century avant-garde. She established a deep involvement with the Situationist International and consequently became the publisher and editor of the Situationist Times from 1962 to 1967. As editor of the experimental and ideologically-forceful publishing platform, de Jong established her voice as a percipient contributor to political action and visual language.

In this role, de Jong brought the work of many artists to the pages of the Situationist Times, including Asger Jorn, Pierre Alechinsky and Gruppe SPUR. Her enduring involvement and collaborations with Jorn align de Jong’s work from this period with the legacy of CoBrA. While there is a clear thread and shared impulses between the work of CoBrA artists and de Jong, this is just one property of a practice that continues to be vital and experimental today.

De Jong’s output has been vast, yet she often returns to visions that blur human behavior with animal tendencies, where the ostensibly clear line that demarcates our humanity is rendered untidy. Eroticism, desire, violence and humor often participate in the same scenarios in her paintings. In de Jong’s more recent sculptures, the humble subject of the potato is revered for its quiet formal qualities and for each unique form that is sculpted by the earth that rears it.

Imaginary Disobedience will focus on works that define her major contributions. This includes de Jong’s inventive re-imaginings of the format of paintings; her chronicling of highly visible global events against her own wandering interiority; narrative tableaus; and a seamless blending of the intellectual and libidinal.

Jacqueline de Jong has presented solo exhibitions at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2012); Yale University Beinecke Rare Books and manuscripts library, New Haven (2012); Museum Freriks, Winterswijk, (2010); and the Cobra Museum for Contemporary Art, Amstelveen, (2003). She has exhibited work at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (2015); Museum Hurrle, Durbach (2014); Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris (2013); Danmarks Industriemuseum, Horsens (2009); Museum Tinguely, Basel (2007); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2003); Museo d’Arte Moderne, Lugano (2002); Museum KSL, Vienna (1997); Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Barcelona (1996); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1994); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1989); and the ICA London (1989). Her work is held in the following museums and public collections: Stedelijk Museum; Cobra Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Amstelveen; Museum Arnhem; KunstMuseum Silkeborg; Sonja Henny Niels Onstadt Centeret, Oslo; Kunstmuseum Göteborg; Kunstmuseum Halmstadt; Museo Communale di Ascona; Städtische Galerie im Lenbach Haus Munich; Erotic Art Museum (Kronhausen) Hamburg; MCCA Toronto; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Bibliothèque Nationale de France BNF, Paris; Geld Museum, Utrecht.