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Fans of Jeremy Fish’s work can still view his exhibition “The Los Angelurkers” now through September 10th at the Fullerton Museum Center. Visit Thinkspace Gallery website for more information.

 Jeremy Fish ‘The Los Angelurkers’ mini solo show in Foyer Gallery at Fullerton Museum Center

 Jeremy Fish
‘The Los Angelurkers’
Mini solo show in Foyer Gallery
Curated by Thinkspace

Taking Place At:
Fullerton Museum Center
310 N. Pomona Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: 714.738.6545
http://ci.fullerton.ca.us/museum/

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 29th from 6-9PM
On view: July 29th through September 10th

The Fullerton Museum Center in conjunction with Thinkspace are happy to present a small showcase featuring the works of the phenomenally influential Jeremy Fish.

Fish, originally from Albany New York, moved to San Francisco in the 90’s to set up camp at the age of 19 in North Cali’s skate mecca, eventually studying screen-printing and painting, and completing a degree at the Art Institute of San Francisco. He went on to work commercially as an illustrator, designer, and art director, contributing to apparel companies and magazines like DLX, Think, Thrasher, Juxtapoz, and Slap.

Inspired by children’s books and cartoons from the 70s and skateboard graphics from the 80s and 90s, Jeremy Fish’s world is both playful and dark, inhabited by animals, phenomenal graphic motifs, cool cars, and classic vans. He creates a whole cast of animal characters inspired by the cities and scenes he loves and the personal and human conflicts he observes. In 2015 Fish became San Francisco’s City Hall’s first-ever artist in residence, creating a body of work based on the iconic city he has called home since 1994. In celebration of its centennial, he created 100 pieces of mixed-media drawing based on San Francisco’s urban history and its civic hub, which were exhibited in a special project in the fall of 2015 entitled, O Glorious City. If that wasn’t enough, the city further showed their thanks for Fish by proclaiming November 19th to be “Jeremy Fish Day” from here on out. In this new body of work, The Los Angelurkers is a return to a more lighthearted Fish as he celebrates everything he loves about Los Angeles, in spite of his steadfast North Cali allegiances. In an attempt to cut out any unnecessary negativity from his life, following his recovery from a serious brain aneurysm in 2014, Fish has spent most of the past year hunting down this imaginative world of mythical creatures from the recesses of his ingeniously offbeat mind, revealing a cool and playful world of fantasy and nostalgia.

Jeremy Fish “Los Angelurkers” Print Available Online

unnamed-10Jeremy Fish’s latest print that was released at his opening June 25th at Thinkspace Gallery is now available online. The shows body of work was inspired by all the things Fish loves about Los Angeles; drawing on concepts and characters connected to friends and personal experiences, along with 70’s and 80’s pop culture. Clearly Jeremy Fish’s new print “Los Angelurkers” is screen printed in Lakers yellow and purple with his signature bunny riding along the coast. A perfect new edition to the home of any Los Angeles native.

 You can purchase this print through http://thinkspacegallery.com/shop/.

Jeremy Fish
‘Los Angelurkers’
12×12 inches (30x30cm)
Four layer screen print with metallic ink
Hand signed and numbered by Fish
Edition of 50
Printed by Bloom Press (Oakland, CA.)
$100 each

Jeremy Fish, Jim Houser, and Troy Lovegates Opening Reception

Opening Reception of Jeremy Fish, Troy Lovegates, Jim Houser

This past Saturday our gallery was filled with the creative and colorful personalities of Jeremy Fish, Jim Houser, and Troy Lovegates. This merry band of artists brought into the gallery their latest body of work commenting on their observations and interpretations of life as they see it, their compositions always filled with a sprinkle of humor and a dash of sarcasm. You can view all available works from Jeremy Fish, Jim Houser, and Troy Lovegates on the Thinkspace Gallery website. We invite you to come see the current exhibition Tuesday through Saturday noon to 6pm, on view until July 16th.

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Photos are courtesy of Birdman Photography.

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Arrested Motion Preview of Jim Houser & Jeremy Fish “New Works”

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Our friends over at Arrested Motion posted a preview of  Jim Houser & Jeremy Fish’s new works. View the teaser preview on their website.

they have both evolved their work to include dimensionality with Houser adding paraphernalia and installations to further expand his visual language and iconography, while Fish has included sculptural works as well as custom framing. – Arrested Motion

New Works by Jeremy Fish and Jim Houser featured on Juxtapoz

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Juxtapoz featured our upcoming exhibition of new works by Jeremy Fish and Jim Houser online, hop on over to their website and read the full write up and get ready for Saturday!

Two phenomenally influential and distinctively stylized artists, Jeremy Fish, and Jim Houser both came to their love of art making through drawing, music, and skate culture. – Juxtapoz

Interview with Jeremy Fish for his Upcoming Exhibition

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How many living artists have a whole day dedicated to them? Not very many. But, Jeremy Fish officially has his own day in San Francisco, and that’s really rad. So we’re incredibly excited to be exhibiting Jeremy Fish’s latest body of work in his upcoming exhibition opening June 25th alongside Jim Houser. Below is our exclusive interview with Jeremy Fish discussing his creative process,  role in the new contemporary art movement, and spirit animal.

SH: What is the inspiration or narrative behind the latest body of work?
JF: This body of work was initially inspired by writing a list of things that I love about Los Angeles, while laying on a beach in Hawaii. Mainly concepts and characters from music, film, television, and pop culture from the 70’s and 80’s. As well as some narratives about friends or personal experiences in LA from my past. These works are very playful, lighthearted and based in fantasy, which was a much-needed change from my last few projects. The vehicles, their spirit animals, the traffic, the freeways, the smog, hills, valleys, mountains, deserts and beaches of Southern California, blended gently with Italian espresso and served over ice with a twist of citrus, and a medicated cookie.

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SH: How do you work through creative blocks and self-doubt?
JF: Change my scenery, more caffeine, a nap, a fierce sandwich, long walks, a van or scooter adventure, extensive hugging, softer fabrics, 100 beers, new sneakers, fine nectars, and or extremely potent extracts can all suitable cures to both problems at different times.

SH: As you are showing alongside Jim Houser, what are a few of your favorite aspects of his works?
JF: I have been a fan of Jim for a long time. I admire his color palette and unique compositions, as well as his reoccurring cast of clever characters and symbols. When I think of Philadelphia, I think of Rocky, The Roots, Ricky Oyola, and Jim Houser. Legendary Philly dudes.

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SH: You’ve been a part of the New Contemporary Art movement for well over a decade, what are you feelings about the movement, your place in it, and where it is headed?
JF: I have a very large brain aneurysm, and I think the answers to this question are what helped to form it. Honestly, I am more inspired by music, food, film, and day to day life, than I am by contemporary visual art. My art movement will be made up of skilled chefs, barbers, long bearded wizards, bartenders, rappers, wordsmiths, comedians, creeps, cutthroat kooks, old vehicle enthusiasts, sidewalk surfers, and me.

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SH: How has San Francisco helped to shape you as an artist?
JF: I moved to San Francisco in 1994, and it was a magical creative recipe at that time in the Bay Area. I was lured out from Albany New York for art school at SFAI. But also to study the underground genius of Del, Casual, Souls of Mischief, Saafir, Dug One, Barry Mcgee, Mike Giant, Todd Francis, Think Skateboards, Slap Magazine, DLX, FTC, Last Gasp, Juxtapoz, 111 Minna, The Luggage Store, ect ect ect. The mid 90’s in SF was a cultural gold rush of talent, and I soaked it all in like a sponge. My style was heavily influenced by that time period, as well as the R. Crumb, Rick Griifin, and Victor Moscoso era of psychedelic rock posters and comic art from the 60’s and 70’s.

SH: When did you first find your artistic voice, when did it all click? How have you grown over the years?
JF: I found my artistic voice while working for Think Skateboards and Slap Magazine in the late 90’s -early 2000’s. That was my last full-time job, and I have been using that voice to yell loud as fuck ever since. I went from sleeping in a storage closet to recently having the Mayor of San Francisco proclaim November 19th is officially “Jeremy Fish” day here in SF. My work and I have grown strictly by working my ass off drawing pictures non-stop for 22 years in the most expensive city in America.

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SH: Describe the perfect day in San Francisco?
JF: every day all day since day one!

SH: What is the biggest misconception about being an artist?
JF: That we are all lazy and ugly. Fortunately, there are a few exceptions.

SH: What does a day in the studio look like, what are you favorite tools/materials?
JF: For the last year or so, my days are spent out enjoying the city, taking meetings, running errands, administrative bullshit, and lavish long lunches. Night time is the right time in my studio. I sit down with a coffee at 4 or 5pm, and work until 3 or 4am depending. I do woodworking and outdoor projects during the day, but my studio time is usually in the wee hours when everyone wholesome is asleep. My favorite tools are pencils, pens, paper, and a Storz and Bickel Mighty.

 

SH: What is your spirit animal and why?
JF: When I was a tiny kid it was a frog, because my mom made me a killer frog costume. When I was a young man it was a bunny rabbit, because I jumped around and was quick on my feet. Now that I am 42, I am more of a wizard tortoise, because I move slowly but I make power moves.

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For more information on the exhibition please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website. The opening reception is from 6 – 9pm on Saturday, June 25th.