Collision Repair, our second solo exhibition with Jake Scharbach, sees the New York-based painter continuing - with pointed critique as well as reverence for materials and surfaces - to mine images from the long-dominant Western art historical canon. He creates strange and compelling portraits mashed-up from features seemingly sliced from texts (or museum walls) and strewn with the contents of one’s pockets or waste bin, evidence of one’s vices (beer, drugs, cigarettes, candy, smartphone paraphernalia), and disarming flashes from contemporary news sources. A large canvas places Titian’s Sisyphus- the eternal laborer- in a charred landscape, face obscured by an impressively trompe l'oeil garbage bag, as objects rain from the sky and pile up on the ground in a lavish, anarchic rummage sale for centuries of Eurocentric high-and-pop-culture.
Please join us for a live broadcast conversation with Jake Scharbach on Thursday, December 3 at 5:30pm via Facebook and YouTube, and get in touch to make a masked, socially distant viewing appointment, and for collecting opportunities.
Visit the exhibition view here,