Submission
Jan Gatewood

Alas! Mocktales to Infinity


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Jan Gatewood, Turning Point (tone switch) meets Love at the Store, 2020, Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, fabric spray paint, & lemon juice on paper, 22 x 28 in.
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Jan Gatewood, Oscarcopter Stonejam-Pi, 2020, Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, & fabric spray paint on paper, 22 x 28 in.
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Jan Gatewood, The answer here is in The Andy Milonakis Show theme song, Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, & fabric spray paint on paper, 22 x 28 in.
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Jan Gatewood, Live Evil or live evil. Not so sharp left turn, 2020, Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, & fabric spray paint on paper, 22 x 28 in.
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Jan Gatewood, (Journalistic title) Sam Morril / Sydney Poitier, 2020, Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, lemon juice, & fabric spray paint on paper, 22 x 28 in.
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Jan Gatewood, Captain Miserable, 2020, Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, & fabric spray paint on paper, 22 x 28 in.
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Jan Gatewood, gorFlluB, a callback & a rip, 2020, Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, & fabric spray paint on paper, 22 x 28 in.
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Jan Gatewood, Carl-Pi at the Zen Arcade, 2020, Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, & fabric spray paint on paper, 22 x 28 in.
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Jan Gatewood, What’s good for the Bugator is good for the Bugander, 2020, Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, & fabric spray paint on paper, 22 x 28 in.
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Jan Gatewood, Lily (Moo). A rip in addition to a callback, 2020, Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, & fabric spray paint on paper, 22 x 28 in.
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Jan Gatewood, (Journalistic Title) Six Degrees of Separation (1993) & The Best of the Chris Rock Show...reduce/reuse, 2020, Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, & fabric spray paint on paper, 22 x 28 in.
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Jan Gatewood, CandyAppleGrey HÜmanMusic + Patrice O’neal, 2020, Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, & fabric spray paint on paper, 22 x 28 in.
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Jan Gatewood, Linguistic (Mani) Content Orifest, 2020, Oil pastel, oil stick, & fabric dye on cardboard, 32.5 x 52.5 in.
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Jan Gatewood, JD.L. - my permanent / embraced theft, 2020, Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, lemon juice, & fabric spray paint on paper, 22 x 28 in.
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Jan Gatewood, (Honest title) - Richard Pryor is good for my work... reduce, 2020, Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, & fabric spray paint on paper, 22 x 28 in.

SMART OBJECTS is pleased to present Alas! Mocktales to Infinity, a solo exhibition of new work by Jan Gatewood.

11.13 – 1.1

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Drawing can either…
A: Generate form
B: Register personal emotion
C: Both A & B are correct and the question is constantly recurring

Walk around cruelty and find the funny in it…

Oops, upside your head and underneath the bridge.
Come into our world and the whole forest will converse… Trust our DUST

Produce, Reduce, Reuse.
Dust is the scattered remains of all we’ve seen.

Ok, stop. What’s happening is a meditation on selected pins in the brain. The nucleus is collage. Now, fuse the formal restrictions and the result is the harmonious contradiction embodied.

The beginning was the end… join the mythocracy

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Jan Gatewood (b. 1994, Aurora, CO) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Gatewood’s visual practice focuses on the intersections of drawing, painting, and collage. He often uses humor and immediacy as a point of departure for colliding seemingly disparate images, objects, and materials. Always interested in having multiple conversations simultaneously, his work exists on a shifting scale ranging from one liners to harmonious contradictions. Gatewood’s oeuvre has been featured in Whitewall and Amadeus Magazine. Recent exhibitions include Insect Gallery, Los Angeles, Pt. 2., Los Angeles, Real Pain Fine Arts, Los Angeles, and The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.