Jeremy Fish "Hunting Trophies" @ Mark Moore Gallery, Project Room, Los AngelesJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 01 Apr 2014
Two-time Juxtapoz artist and recent collaborator on our recent Surf craft project, Jeremy Fish is set to open a brand new body of work at Mark Moore Gallery's Project Room on April 4, 2014. "Hunting Trophines" will comprise of 25 new paintings placed into a 17 x 17 foot hunting lodge installation, which knowing Fish will be epic and immersive. Which means you are going to want to check it out in person.
From the gallery:
In this exhibition, Fish encourages us to question the concept of value. As a society, we have become increasingly fixated on acquiring prize possessions. Be it the newest technological gadget, or a "trophy piece" for a collector's art collection, we have been conditioned to pursue "the best" at all costs. In letting the thrill of the chase dictate the cost of our objectives, we find ourselves progressively dispassionate about ideological or noncommercial worth in favor of competitive gain. Fish confronts this predatory attitude by inviting us to enter the hunter's mind, and take inventory of his spoils. The artist's trademark sculptural paintings appear as prizes on a cabin's walls, rife with imagery pertaining to modern conquest and obsession. Fish intimates that such voracity can meet an ominous end, but with the layered, congenial plot of a parable. With the guidance of the artist-as-narrator, the "Hunting Trophies" on display bespeak an unfolding saga - complete with unprecedented risk, obscure protagonists, and capricious villains – of which we may never learn the lesson.