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Kirk Hopper Fine Art presents "Jeremiah Johnson and Duyen Nguyen" opening reception

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Photo courtesy of Kirk Hopper Fine Art

Dragons, tigers and lucky carp. Evil demons, flying cranes and floating eyes. What does it all mean? Think mardi gras beads, buddhas, raccoons, fruits and flowers. Intestines, arteries and alien life forms.

Jeremiah Johnson and Duyen Nguyen make work characterized by an unabashed pleasure in execution, paradoxical humor and thoroughly idiosyncratic spirit. Against the clamor of competing aesthetic modes and divergent sociopolitical realities, these artists establish their own reference points, creating works of provocative visceralness, singular clarity, and tangible beauty.

Both artists convey a strong DIY character, the works are largely handmade and reflect a current tendency of artists to operate in the gaps between mediums. There are paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture; embroideries, indigenous textiles and fashion also mingle here. The show delineates a multiplicity of methods and subjects, running the gamut between tweaked cartoon pastiche to Outsider compulsivity, while also building on Pop Art, Pattern and Decoration fantasy, 70s Disco, as well as intimate folk healing and superstitions.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through June 15.

Dragons, tigers and lucky carp. Evil demons, flying cranes and floating eyes. What does it all mean? Think mardi gras beads, buddhas, raccoons, fruits and flowers. Intestines, arteries and alien life forms.

Jeremiah Johnson and Duyen Nguyen make work characterized by an unabashed pleasure in execution, paradoxical humor and thoroughly idiosyncratic spirit. Against the clamor of competing aesthetic modes and divergent sociopolitical realities, these artists establish their own reference points, creating works of provocative visceralness, singular clarity, and tangible beauty.

Both artists convey a strong DIY character, the works are largely handmade and reflect a current tendency of artists to operate in the gaps between mediums. There are paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture; embroideries, indigenous textiles and fashion also mingle here. The show delineates a multiplicity of methods and subjects, running the gamut between tweaked cartoon pastiche to Outsider compulsivity, while also building on Pop Art, Pattern and Decoration fantasy, 70s Disco, as well as intimate folk healing and superstitions.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through June 15.

WHEN

WHERE

Kirk Hopper Fine Art
1426 N Riverfront Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
https://www.kirkhopperfineart.com/johnson-nguyen.html

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.

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