Preview: Jeremy Fish @ Mark Moore GalleryJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011
Jeremy Fish, the cover of our October 2011 issue, will have a new body of work (shown alongside Kenichi Yokono) on display at Mark Moore Gallery in Culver City starting this Saturday, October 29. Mr. Fish sent us a few preview images (there are 12 new pieces in the show), along with a message about his beloved van for you all the hear.
Here is our recent studio visit with Jeremy Fish...
And here is a press release from Mark Moore Gallery...
Mark Moore Gallery presents Rise of the Underground, a two-person exhibition featuring new works by Jeremy Fish (CA) and Kenichi Yokono (Japan). Each adopting the age-old craft of woodcutting through a distinctive contemporary technique, Fish and Yokono employ bold and enchanting cartoon-like narratives to illustrate quotidian and pop cultural excerpts. Unmistakably handmade and remarkably intriguing, Yokono’s woodblocks explore the "horrors of everyday life," while Fish’s paintings and cut-outs reveal untapped histories often swept under the rug. Seemingly innocuous at first observation, each work is intricately laced with undercurrents of the sinister and the foreboding, saturated with cultural reflection, psychoanalysis, and social commentary in a fusion of high and low aesthetics.
Also, Jeremy is currently camping out of his mobile man van in the greater Los Angeles area. He tells Juxtapoz readers, "do not come a knocking if the van is a rocking."
Kenichi Yokono & Jeremy Fish: Rise of the Underground
October 29—December 17, 2011
Mark Moore Gallery
Culver City, California