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

11.13 – 1.1 

Schedule an appointment here – https://smartobjectsviewing.as.me

 

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

Turning Point (tone switch) meets Love at the Store Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, fabric spray paint, & lemon juice on paper, 22 x 28, in, 2020

Oscarcopter Stonejam-Pi, Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, & fabric spray paint on paper, 22 x 28 in, 2020     

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, 2020

Live Evil or live evil. Not so sharp left turn, Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, & fabric spray paint on paper, 22 x 28 in, 2020

(Journalistic title) Sam Morril / Sydney Poitier, Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, lemon juice, & fabric spray paint on paper 22 x 28 in, 2020

Captain Miserable, Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, & fabric spray paint on paper, 22 x 28 in, 2020

gorFlluB, a callback & a rip Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, & fabric spray paint on paper, 22 x 28 in, 2020

Carl-Pi at the Zen Arcade, Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, & fabric spray paint on paper 22 x 28 in, 2020

What’s good for the Bugator is good for the Bugander, Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, & fabric spray paint on paper 22 x 28 in, 2020

Lily (Moo). A rip in addition to a callback, Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, & fabric spray paint on paper, 22 x 28 in, 2020

(Journalistic Title) Six Degrees of Separation (1993) & The Best of the Chris Rock Show…reduce/reuse, Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, & fabric spray paint on paper, 22 x 28 in, 2020

CandyAppleGrey HÜmanMusic + Patrice O’neal, Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, fabric spray paint on paper, 22 x 28 in, 2020

Linguistic (Mani) Content Orifest, Oil pastel, oil stick, & fabric dye on cardboard, 32.5 x 52.5 in, 2020

JD.L. - my permanent / embraced theft, Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, lemon juice, & fabric spray paint on paper, 22 x 28 in, 2020

(Honest title) - Richard Pryor is good for my work… reduce, Oil pastel, oil stick, fabric dye, industrial salt, & fabric spray paint on paper 22 x 28 in, 2020

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.