The Wig Museum
Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles
May 25, 2017 - December 23, 2017
Specifically conceived to inaugurate the Marciano Art Foundation, "The Wig Museum" is Shaw’s first comprehensive one-person exhibition in Los Angeles, his home since the 1970s. Incorporating found materials like theatrical backdrops from the building’s previous incarnation as a Masonic temple into his drawings, sculptures, and installations, Shaw considers America’s social, political, and spiritual histories through its vernacular and fringe cultures.
Michigan Stories: Jim Shaw and Mike Kelley
Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing
November 18, 2017 - February 25, 2018
An exhibition highlighting the intertwined careers of Jim Shaw and Mike Kelley, whose works draw upon their Michigan upbringings and corresponding interests in the mores, rituals, and vernacular culture of the Midwest in the mid-to-late 20th century.
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
September 8, 2017 - January 7, 2018 (group)