Christy Bush, Cross Country, Image courtesy Bespoke Gallery
In Christy Bush’s new series, Jackson, currently on view at Bespoke Gallery in New York, the artist continues her chronicle of American adolescence. In Bush’s earlier series, Soundtrack to Nothing, exhibited at Bespoke in 2006, she documented the lives of an expansive community of alternative music listening, concert going, youth. For Jackson Bush focused on one subject, a beautifully adrogynous teenage boy living in Georgia. Shot over the course of a few years, though not shown in chronological order, the images come together to create a breathtaking portrait of what teenage life looks like and how we adults like to imagine it.