Shelby Jackson
Curated Selection
Shelby Jackson
Artist's Dealer New York

New York-based Shelby Jackson fits firmly into the category of artist's dealer. Jackson and his friend Paul Gondry first used their living room space at 15 Orient in Brooklyn to show their own work back in 2016. Then followed numerous exhibitions by friends including Justine Neuberger, Mitchell Kehe, Ernst Yohji Jaeger, Tarwuk, and Justin Caguiat.

Whilst not unfamiliar, the transformation from artist's project space to gallery has become more unusual in recent times. Yet it is a path that some of the most distinctive gallerists of the last few decades have taken, such as Maureen Paley and Gavin Brown. Their ability to capture the zeitgeist of a particular generation under one cohesive exhibition programme, coupled with a sensitivity towards artists' methods, perhaps set them apart from other gallerists. 

Jackson and Gondry are following in their footsteps, successfully showing figurative and abstract painting alongside ambitious installations, framed within the context of a wonderfully atmospheric space.

They have an eye for work that harbours the illusion of having existed for some time, possessing a mysterious quality; as seen in the paintings of Justin Caguiat and Ernst Yohji Jaeger—two of the most intriguing young figurative artists working today.

In this Curated Selection, Jackson shares some of his favourite works showing on Ocula.

Main image: Shelby Jackson. Courtesy the art dealer.


Deser IV (Dessert IV) by Alina Szapocznikow contemporary artwork
Alina SzapocznikowDeser IV (Dessert IV), 1971Coloured polyester resin, glass, electrical wiring and metal
16.5 x 16 x 13.5 cm
Hauser & Wirth
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Der Schlüpfakt der Parkettlibelle (The hatching of the parquet dragonfly) by Heidi Bucher contemporary artwork
Heidi BucherDer Schlüpfakt der Parkettlibelle (The hatching of the parquet dragonfly), 1983Textile garment, latex, and mother of pearl pigment
130 x 105 cm
Lehmann Maupin
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Zeit Die Zur Verfügung Steht by Peter Fischli / David Weiss contemporary artwork
Peter Fischli / David WeissZeit Die Zur Verfügung Steht, 1984-1986Colour photograph
40 x 30 cm
Sprüth Magers
Marine met strand en wandelaars by Léon Spilliaert contemporary artwork
Léon SpilliaertMarine met strand en wandelaars, 1913Pastel on paper
12 7/8 x 17 3/8 inches
David Zwirner
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Untitled by Henrik Olesen contemporary artwork
Henrik OlesenUntitled, 2020epoxy resin
23 x 7 x 7 cm
Galerie Buchholz
The Poem of Sangi Takamura (Ono no Takamura) by Katsushika Hokusai contemporary artwork
Katsushika HokusaiThe Poem of Sangi Takamura (Ono no Takamura), c. 1835–1836Colour woodblock print: ōban yoko-e
9 7/8 x 14 3/8 inches
David Zwirner
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Selected Artists


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