Armed with a watercolor set and ballpoint pens, artist Jeremy Hush creates detailed works featuring daring female adventurers on the borderlands of the decaying natural world. Employing a muted, earthy color palette and his fingerprint smudges as a unique shading technique, the compositions convey a narrative sense of wanderlust as these characters set out on the fringe of society to forge new identities in the wilderness. Among the industrial residue of their surroundings, they form closer bonds to the animals and birds they share their melancholy, yet beautiful, world with. His new body of work, ‘ A Curious Commotion’ opens March 4th, presented by Anagnorisis Fine Arts as part of the Verge art festival in Brooklyn. Take a peek at more after the jump.
Celebrating its fifth annual installment on Saturday is Cotton Candy Machine’s highly popular “Tiny Trifecta” group show (previously covered here). It’s so popular, in fact, that the gallery has had to devise a registration system for its fans. Owing to the exhibit’s demand is its concept of offering unbelievably affordable art from otherwise unattainable artists for young collectors – every piece in the show is $100. Many past contributors have returned to join newcomers to the gallery, making the show a fresh mix of illustrative styles and mediums. This year’s grouping features several who have graced Hi-Fructose pages and blog, including Esao Andrews, Deedee Cheriel, Ciou, Camilla d’Errico, Dima Drjuchin, Mab Graves, Natalia Fabia, Eric Fortune, Kelly Denato, Beau Stanton, Erik Jones, Jeremy Hush, Charlie Immer, Travis Louie, Lola, Sean Mahan, Jean Paul Mallozzi, Amy Sol, Skinner, Diana Sudyka, Yoskay Yamamoto, and Yoh Nagao.
Opening this Friday, December 12, at Arch Enemy Arts in Philadelphia, “Wait for the Moon” is a group show based on folklore and legend. Each of the artists — such as Kukula, David Seidman, Jeremy Hush, Naoto Hattori, Ranson & Mitchell and others — was assigned a Brothers Grimm fairytale to reinterpret in their work. Many of the artists chosen for the show already work with folkloric, occult imagery and the exhibition successfully captures the dark undertones of the original Grimm stories before they were watered down for mass consumption.
While not everyone regularly submits themselves to tarot readings, the symbols of The Major Arcana served as the basis for New York-based Last Rites Gallery’s current show, “Tarot Under Oath,” an exhibition dynamic enough to inspire even the skeptics. Guest curator Aunia Kahn, who has released several tarot-inspired exhibitions and projects, invited the artists to reimagine the tarot card symbols. Kahn herself got The High Priestess, while Jeremy Hush interpreted The Chariot, J.A.W. Cooper’s theme was Strength, Tom Bagshaw got the Ancient Babylonian Goddess of Love and War, Ishtar, and Ransom & Mitchell titled their work Temperance. The exhibition is on view through March 1. Take a look at the artworks in the show after the jump.
On September 13, Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn will open a group show, “Allegorical Quarter,” featuring four artists with a penchant for narrative: Jeremy Hush, Michael Michael Motorcycle, Dilek Baykara and Paul Romano. While Michael Michael Motorcycle and Paul Romano’s works pulse with vivid colors and textures, Jeremy Hush opts for a more subdued palate in his haunting mixed-media works and Dilek Baykara creates an ambiance of 1930s-tinged mysticism with pen-and-ink. Take a look at a sneak peek of “Allegorical Quarter” below and see the exhibition September 13 through October 6. See more after the jump.
This past Saturday, “LAX/PHL” brought Los Angeles-based Thinkspace Gallery’s roster of artists to Philadelphia, including Adam Caldwell, Jeremy Hush, Sarah Joncas, Jonathan Wayshak, Curiot, Yosuke Ueno and many more. The spectacular exhibit, hosted at Gallery 309, highlighted a diverse array of aesthetics in new contemporary art, including street art, illustration and pop surrealist-influenced work. A packed house of eager fans gathered at the reception for the opportunity to view this sampling of over 40 artists, many of whom have never previously shown in The City of Brotherly Love. If you missed the reception, a second one will take place on Friday, June 7. In the meantime, enjoy some of our exclusive event photos from S. Jenx as well as some artwork images after the jump.