Borrowing from the visual language of official park, street, and road signs, Jack Daws mimics urban imperatives by using the same fonts and colors (the classic standardized caution sign’s black text on yellow field, and so forth), only imposing his own textual twists and subversive messaging. Placed both inside the bounds of the museum and scattered in public places, the directives are playful and incisive in their referencing of historical and current issues.
Daws is a recipient of the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, Artist Trust Fellowship, and Betty Bowen Award. His work is in the collections of Henry Art Gallery, Seattle Art Museum and Tacoma Art Museum. He is represented by Greg Kucera Gallery.