‘Jeremy Fish: Drawing Conclusions’ at Harman Projects ~ July 30th

 

 

 

Jeremy Fish, Owl Stars, Sakura Ink on Bristol Board. Image courtesy of the Gallery.

Harman Projects will open its doors to Jeremy Fish: Drawing Conclusions, a solo exhibition of over 50 black and white drawings.

“This is my favorite medium, and this will be my first show made up entirely of these stark high contrast drawings. I began the work in December 2021, and the themes range from the subjects of love, betrayal, Zodiac signs, hands and feet, hearts and skulls, dead rappers, and my beloved cat Mrs. Brown,” the artist elaborates.

The artist will be in attendance and signing copies of his new book Forever Ever After at an Opening Reception on Saturday, July 30th from 6-8pm at Harman Projects, 210 Rivington Street, NYC.

Jeremy Fish, The Barkeeps Whimsy, Ink on Arches watercolor paper. Image courtesy of the Gallery.

The human heart, skull and images of Earth are found repeatedly in this body of work, bringing to mind the cycle of birth, reproduction, and death that defines life. These concepts are at the very core of what it means to be alive and therefore what it means to be human. Heartfelt Hat depicts a skull wearing a hat emblazoned with a human heart. The heart, pierced by an arrow, recalls the love imparted by Eros of Greek mythology while also reminding us that love and vulnerability can lead to pain and death.

In each drawing, objects, animals and places meld into each other creating something new yet eerily familiar. These symbolically charged images reflect the artist’s life, surroundings and interests. Much as each drawing contains a composition of hybridized subjects, Fish plays with recurring imagery throughout the body of work. The individual pieces, when viewed together as a body of work, show the bigger picture of what it means to be Jeremy Fish.

Jeremy Fish, Aloha Mr. Hand (small), Sakura Ink on Bristol board. Image courtesy of the Gallery.

Jeremy Fish: Drawing Conclusions will be on view from Saturday, July 30th through Saturday, August 20th, 2022 with artist in attendance and signing copies of his new book Forever Ever After at Reception on Saturday, July 30th from 6-8pm. Harman Projects is located at 210 Rivington Street, NYC.

About the Artist ~ Jeremy Dan Fish was born in Albany, New York in 1974 and relocated to San Francisco in 1994. Finding a balance between exhibiting his work across the US, and internationally in galleries and museums. While producing commercial illustration projects for a wide range of corporate and independent clients all around the world. Fish was the first ever San Francisco Arts Commission artist in residency at SF City Hall in 2015 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the building. He was also the artist in residency at Coit Tower in San Francisco in the summer of 2017. Mr Fish created the Haight Street Bronze Bunny statue in 2016, located at the Haight Street Art Center, it is the largest crowd funded public bronze statue in California. In 2015 Mayor Ed Lee officially declared that November 19th is “Jeremy Fish Day” in the city of San Francisco.

About the Gallery ~ Harman Projects was founded in 2022 by curator and gallerist Ken Harman. Our goal is to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment to foster a community of likeminded artists, collectors, and art lovers in New York City and beyond.

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