On the occasion of his exhibition Less and more at Regen Projects, Jack Pierson sat down with Andy Campbell for a thoughtful and captivating discussion that touched on formative moments in Pierson's career and the development of his artistic voice, material excess, economy, and ephemerality, and the archival impulse and the significance of leaving a trace. 


Jack Pierson uses photography, drawing, painting, collage, installation, and text-based sculpture to coax the poetic from the everyday—manifesting romantic affect, longing, and desire through seemingly banal objects, expressive sketches, and charged turns of phrase.


Andy Campbell is an Associate Professor of Critical Studies at USC’s Roski School of Art and Design, whose work foregrounds LGBTQ communities and their archives as wellsprings for histories of art and design.