Spoke NYC is hosting Jeremy and Jayde Fish in a new show titled Natural Habitat. This will be their inaugural exhibition at Spoke's New York City location, in which they both look towards the past and present to draw inspiration from their lineage of artisanal histories, memories and interpersonal relationships.
Jeremy Fish’s body of work draws inspiration from his ancestors, looking to the master craftsmen and creatives in his family. Notably, Fish’s great grandfather, was the personal tailor to Theodore Roosevelt, making both his matrimonial and burial suits. As an homage to his kin, Jeremy Fish has created a series of pen and ink drawings in his signature vintage anthropomorphic style, working in a limited palette of black, white, yellow and sepia. Each drawing is like a snapshot or portrait which tells a story about the artist’s love for his wife Jayde Fish, their cat Mrs. Irbis Brown Fish and the various artistic branches of his mother’s Italian family tree.
Jayde Fish’s work references memories of her past as well as stories of adventures that she has taken along the way. Her grandmother was an embroiderer and quilt maker, and instilled a deep appreciation for intricate detail. This influence is readily apparent in Jayde Fish’s ink drawings, who uses meticulous line work to create complex cage like animals and structures. The artist’s highly stylized environments appear to be from an alternate realm full of surreal adventures featuring unicorns, aliens and elaborate fashion.
Additionally, the artists will be exhibiting his-and-hers pajamas, slippers, bags and additional accessories, as well as a sitting area, allowing the viewer to daydream what a typical day in the artists stylized world is like.