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At A Loss For Words

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© Courtesy of the Artist and Thinkspace
At A Loss For Words

6009 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
September 29th, 2012 - October 20th, 2012
Opening: September 29th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.thinkspacegallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
culver city/west la
EMAIL:  
contact@sourharvest.com
PHONE:  
310.403.8549
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 12-6

DESCRIPTION

Concurrently on display in the Thinkspace project room are new works by Jeremy Hush

Jeremy Hush’s work will be featured in the Thinkspace project gallery. This artist draws from a wealth of sources and influences. An avid world traveler, and a recognized initiate of the heavy metal and punk scenes, Hush has been creating work for zines and bands for years. Over the past few years he has been increasing his focus on his practice and exhibiting his art more extensively.

His work is haunting and beautiful, wild and chaotic, dark and saturated, but entirely unique. Clearly influenced to some extent by the linear styles of 19th century prints and drawings, his work combines this suggestion to a historical aesthetic precedent with a contemporary inflection in content. Hush’s pieces feel like Grimm fairy tales, in the most visceral way possible prior to any of the sanitizing forces of Disney. They convey the solemnity of the ancient, and the guttural impulses of the nightmare. They are raw, they are meticulous, they are clearly symbolic. The work feels allegorical in its dense allusion to nature and associative metaphor. The artist uses found materials to execute much of the work, everything from ball point pens, collected in the course of his itinerant travels, to coffee used for pigment, to inky fingerprints for crosshatching. The works sophistication belies the raw immediacy of their provenance.

Artist Website: http://hushillustration.blogspot.com