Jay Stuckey

"Bye Jay Stuckey, By Jay Stuckey"

March 11 - April 15, 2017

Anat Ebgi is pleased to announce Bye Jay Stuckey, by Jay Stuckey, the third solo exhibition of Jay Stuckey at the gallery. In a monumental salon-style hang using the height of the gallery walls, the paintings span several bodies of work made throughout the past five years that highlight the artists’ preoccupations with creating an entirely new pictorial language.
 

 

Stuckey’s work operates on the premise of the real and imagined. Daily routines, lovers, anxieties, personal and public histories cast a nebulous galaxy of characters and situations in an illusory, dreamlike presence. Navigating this limitless material is the representation of the dark-haired “every man” traveling between mundane tasks, house fires, battles with himself, bandits, and scantily clad cheerleaders.
 

 

Equally humorous as dark and melancholic, Stuckey taps into an expressionist desire to communicate using text messages, semaphore codes, and his unique iconographic language where the lines between art and his life become evermore porous. Each canvas becomes diaristic, where the subject is often a stand-in for the artist himself. Notations, names, reminders and aspirations are scattered about his compositions, punctuating the atmosphere of the paintings and binding them to the real. Through working in this first-person tense, Stuckey’s archetypal images touch something universal — feelings that transcend both artist and viewer to reach the innately human.
 

 

Jay Stuckey (b. 1968, Washington, D.C.) lives and works in Los Angeles. Stuckey received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute Chicago, and BFA from Brown University. He has exhibited internationally at venues including Abel Raum für Neue Kunst, Berlin, Institut Franco-American, Rennes, Eric Firestone Gallery, New York, Northwest Vista College, San Antonio, Deutscher Kunstlerbund, Berlin, Blank Projects, Cape Town, Goethe Institute, Johannesburg, Green Papaya Art Projects, Manila. He is included in the public collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA and Collection Majudia, Montreal. He has lectured at Brown University, OTIS, and the Jung Institute. Upcoming exhibitions include a drawing show at Shotgun at The Cedars, Texas.

Bye Jay Stuckey, by Jay Stuckey,” Terremoto: Contemporary Art in the Americas, April 13, 2017.

For Your Art, Instagram Feature, April 8, 2017.

Jody Zellen, “Jay Stuckey,” ArtScne, Vol. 36, No. 7, April 2017.

Jay Stuckey

Bye Jay Stuckey, By Jay Stuckey

March 11 - April 15, 2017

Anat Ebgi is pleased to announce Bye Jay Stuckey, by Jay Stuckey, the third solo exhibition of Jay Stuckey at the gallery. In a monumental salon-style hang using the height of the gallery walls, the paintings span several bodies of work made throughout the past five years that highlight the artists’ preoccupations with creating an entirely new pictorial language.
 

 

Stuckey’s work operates on the premise of the real and imagined. Daily routines, lovers, anxieties, personal and public histories cast a nebulous galaxy of characters and situations in an illusory, dreamlike presence. Navigating this limitless material is the representation of the dark-haired “every man” traveling between mundane tasks, house fires, battles with himself, bandits, and scantily clad cheerleaders.
 

 

Equally humorous as dark and melancholic, Stuckey taps into an expressionist desire to communicate using text messages, semaphore codes, and his unique iconographic language where the lines between art and his life become evermore porous. Each canvas becomes diaristic, where the subject is often a stand-in for the artist himself. Notations, names, reminders and aspirations are scattered about his compositions, punctuating the atmosphere of the paintings and binding them to the real. Through working in this first-person tense, Stuckey’s archetypal images touch something universal — feelings that transcend both artist and viewer to reach the innately human.
 

 

Jay Stuckey (b. 1968, Washington, D.C.) lives and works in Los Angeles. Stuckey received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute Chicago, and BFA from Brown University. He has exhibited internationally at venues including Abel Raum für Neue Kunst, Berlin, Institut Franco-American, Rennes, Eric Firestone Gallery, New York, Northwest Vista College, San Antonio, Deutscher Kunstlerbund, Berlin, Blank Projects, Cape Town, Goethe Institute, Johannesburg, Green Papaya Art Projects, Manila. He is included in the public collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA and Collection Majudia, Montreal. He has lectured at Brown University, OTIS, and the Jung Institute. Upcoming exhibitions include a drawing show at Shotgun at The Cedars, Texas.
Jay Stuckey, Installation View, Bye Jay Stuckey, by Jay Stuckey, Anat Ebgi, 2017
Jay Stuckey, Installation View, Bye Jay Stuckey, by Jay Stuckey, Anat Ebgi, 2017
Jay Stuckey, Installation View, Bye Jay Stuckey, by Jay Stuckey, Anat Ebgi, 2017
Jay Stuckey, Installation View, Bye Jay Stuckey, by Jay Stuckey, Anat Ebgi, 2017
Jay Stuckey, Installation View, Bye Jay Stuckey, by Jay Stuckey, Anat Ebgi, 2017
Jay Stuckey
Puppet Show (Opening Act), 2016
Oil on canvas
35 x 50 inches
Jay Stuckey
Puppet Show, 2017
Oil on canvas
40 x 28 inches
Jay Stuckey
Here Comes the Girls, 2011
Oil on canvas
44 x 60 inches
Jay Stuckey
HQ, 2011
Oil on canvas
75 x 55 inches
Jay Stuckey
Bouquet, 2016
Oil, graphite on canvas
60 x 44 inches
Jay Stuckey
Raft, 2014
Oil on canvas
60 x 44 inches
Jay Stuckey
I AM SO SORRY, 2015
Oil, oil stick, graphite on canvas
38 x 70 inches
Jay Stuckey
Puppet Show (For George Herriman), 2017
Oil on canvas
78 x 96 inches
Jay Stuckey
Movie, 2017
Oil on canvas
40 x 28 inches
Jay Stuckey
Sleep Club, 2017
Oil on canvas
33 x 45 inches
Jay Stuckey
Levitating, 2017
Oil on canvas
21 x 30 inches
Jay Stuckey
Three German Girls, 2016
Oil, graphite on canvas
60 x 44 inches
Jay Stuckey
Puppet Show (Act 2) , 2017
Oil on canvas
40 x 28 inches
Jay Stuckey
Donald , 2017
Oil on canvas
40 x 28 inches
Jay Stuckey
Hey Sexyy, 2016
Oil and graphite on canvas
17.5 x 25.5 inches
Jay Stuckey
Hockney, 2017
Oil on canvas
40 x 28 inches
Jay Stuckey
Snake Boy, 2016
Oil and graphite on canvas
33 x 24 inches
Jay Stuckey
Werner, 2017
Oil on canvas
30 x 21 inches
Jay Stuckey
Toothpaste, Pt. 2, 2017
Mixed media on canvas
45 x 33 inches
Jay Stuckey
Refill Prescription, 2017
Mixed media on canvas
45 x 33 inches
Jay Stuckey
The Sad Executioners, 2016
Oil and graphite on canvas
12 x 13 1/2 inches
Jay Stuckey
Jihad, 2016
Oil, oil stick, graphite on canvas
35 x 45 inches
Jay Stuckey
Girl Happy, 2016
Oil and graphite on canvas
33 x 24 inches
Jay Stuckey
Carl Jung's Birthday, 2016
OIl and graphite on canvas
60 x 40 inches
Jay Stuckey
Unforgettable, 2014
Oil, graphite, collage on canvas
62 x 65 inches
Jay Stuckey
Walking with Sharks, 2016
Oil and graphite on canvas
24 x 33 inches
Jay Stuckey
Help, 2016
Oil on canvas
44 x 60 inches
Jay Stuckey
The Sad Executioner, 2015
Oil and graphite on canvas
33 x 24 inches
Jay Stuckey
Kunst, 2016
Oil and graphite on canvas
44 x 60 inches
Jay Stuckey
Sometimes They Jump in the Boat, 2016
Oil pastel on canvas
11 × 14 inches
Jay Stuckey
Ruined (I Feel So Sad), 2014
Oil pastel on canvas
13 1/2 × 12 inches
Jay Stuckey
Self-Portrait with Doll (Exposed!), 2016
Oil and graphite on canvas
44 x 60 inches
Jay Stuckey
The Movies, 2016
Oil on canvas
60 x 44 inches
Jay Stuckey
Self-Portrait with Doll (Bedtime), 2016
Oil and graphite on canvas
44 x 60 inches
Jay Stuckey
Pissing Contest, 2016
Oil and graphite on canvas
16 1/2 x 25 1⁄4 inches
Jay Stuckey
I’M SO SORRY, 2015
Oil, oil stick, graphite on canvas
38 x 70 inches
Jay Stuckey
Hey!, 2016
Oil and graphite on canvas
16 1/2 x 25 1⁄4 inches
Jay Stuckey
Set The House on Fire!, 2016
Oil and graphite on canvas
16 1/2 x 25 1⁄4 inches
Jay Stuckey
Shark Attack, 2016
Oil and graphite on canvas
16 1/2 x 25 1⁄4 inches
Jay Stuckey
Self-Portrait with Doll (The Wedding), 2016
Oil and graphite on canvas
44 x 60 inches
Jay Stuckey
Towel, 2016
Oil and collage on canvas
13 5/8 x 12 inches
Jay Stuckey
In the Woods, 2010
Oil and collage on canvas
33 x 45 inches
Jay Stuckey
Happy, 2016
Oil and graphite on canvas
10 x 13 inches
Jay Stuckey
Down, 2012
Oil on canvas
20 x 30 inches
Jay Stuckey
Basement, 2016
Oil pastel on canvas
9 7/8 × 13 1/8 inches