Jim Shaw: Entertaining Doubts at MASS MoCA, March 21, 2015 – early February 2016

Jim Shaw Nose Sculpture Wall Sconce (Brown), 2007             Mixed media, light and cord                                         35 1/4 x 20 3/4 x 16 inches Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

Jim Shaw, Nose Sculpture Wall Sconce (Brown), 2007. Mixed media, light and cord, 35 1/4 x 20 3/4 x 16 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

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Jim Shaw, Blake/Boring, 2010. Ink on paper, 12 x 9 in (34.8 x 26.8 x 4.8 cm framed). Courtesy of the artist and Simon Lee Gallery, London and Hong Kong

Jim Shaw Superman Body Parts, 2010 Paint on wood panels                                             125 x 116 x 40 in overall Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

Jim Shaw, Superman Body Parts, 2010. Paint on wood panels, 125 x 116 x 40 in overall. Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

Jim Shaw Forces of Nature/Hair, 2011 Ink on paper 12 x 9 in (30.5 x 22.9 cm)  Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Jim Shaw, Forces of Nature/Hair, 2011. Ink on paper, 12 x 9 in (30.5 x 22.9 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Jim Shaw Cake (Brian Eye Sore), 2011 (detail)                                     Oil on digital inkjet print, acrylic and ink on panel  Painting: 34 ½  x 52 ¾ inches; Panel: 17 x 17 7/8 inches Courtesy of  the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

Jim Shaw, Cake (Brian Eye Sore), 2011 (detail). Oil on digital inkjet print, acrylic and ink on panel. Painting: 34 ½ x 52 ¾ inches; Panel: 17 x 17 7/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

Jim Shaw The Rinse Cycle, 2012 Acrylic on muslin 150 x 230 in (381 x 584.2 cm)   Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Jim Shaw, The Rinse Cycle, 2012. Acrylic on muslin, 150 x 230 in (381 x 584.2 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Jim Shaw The House in Mississippi, 2013                          Acrylic on muslin                                                   72 x 108 in (182.9 x 274.3 cm) Courtesy of Private Collection, Los Angeles

Jim Shaw, The House in Mississippi, 2013. Acrylic on muslin, 72 x 108 in (182.9 x 274.3 cm). Courtesy of Private Collection, Los Angeles

Jim Shaw Mississippi River Mural, 2013 Acrylic on muslin with aqua resin, foam, acrylic and metal rod Approximately 230 x 480 in Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

Jim Shaw, Mississippi River Mural, 2013. Acrylic on muslin with aqua resin, foam, acrylic and metal rod, Approximately 230 x 480 in. Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

Jim Shaw Wedding of the Ear, 2013 Acrylic on muslin                                                               138 x 240 in (350.5 x 609.6 cm) Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Jim Shaw, Wedding of the Ear, 2013. Acrylic on muslin, 138 x 240 in (350.5 x 609.6 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Whistle While You Work, 2014 Acrylic on muslin 48 x 96 in (121.9 x 243.8 cm)  Courtesy the collection of Arnaud Sarrade

Jim Shaw, Whistle While You Work, 2014. Acrylic on muslin, 48 x 96 in (121.9 x 243.8 cm). Courtesy the collection of Arnaud Sarrade

Hair House #2, 2014                                                 Epoxy resin, synthetic hair, Plexiglas, fiberglass, welded steel support, wood base                                                                    73 x 20 x 11 inches  Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Jim Shaw, Hair House #2, 2014. Epoxy resin, synthetic hair, Plexiglas, fiberglass, welded steel support, wood base, 73 x 20 x 11 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Jim Shaw, Bowl of Woe, 2014

Jim Shaw, Bowl of Woe, 2014. Acrylic on muslin, 48 x 24 in (121.9 x 61 cm). Courtesy of Beth and Richard Marcus

Images courtesy MASS MoCA