[Ed. note: This podcast ran in 2007 when Jayson Musson had not yet graduated from University of Pennsylvania and moved over to Brooklyn. But he had already begun the Hennessy Youngman series of videos, and he speaks about them in this interview with us. Jayson’s solo show, A True Fiend’s Weight, opens at Fleisher-Ollman Gallery this Thursday, Dec. 13. The show is an Our Pick for December. Read more about it at the artblog arts calendar].
Profanity and insults are just distractions in Jayson Scott Musson’s posters, screeds and rants. The real message is the human comedy of rules, categories, identities, stereotypes, pretensions and social classes. In this interview he talks about trying to solve his problems as an artist and as an equal opportunity irritant to the politically correct.
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