Tom Sachs


For his first major solo museum exhibition in the U.S., artist Tom Sachs presented “Logjam,” a series of objects and installations that reflect the mechanics of their own production and emphasize the process of their creation. The show was curated by Jeff Fleming, the Director of The Des Moines Art Center and was presented at Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum last fall. The exhibition consisted of a series of work stations that allow the artist to create, while being works of art in their own way. The many mixed media works in the show are composed from previously used tools and other used mechanical components. The name “Logjam” is actually a reference to a box the artist keeps in his studio that contains screws and nails which have broken during the creation of a work. The exhibition was reviewed in the recent Issue U of Beautiful Decay Magazine and also appeared in an article with the Boston Globe. Sachs has exhibited internationally and recently showed the exhibition “Space Program” at the Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles.