SMART OBJECTS is pleased to present Alas! Mocktales to Infinity, a solo exhibition of new work by Jan Gatewood.
11.13 – 1.1
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
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.