Suddenly!

Jay Stuckey

August 10 - 31, 2020

Anat Ebgi is pleased to present Suddenly, an online exclusive selection of new work by Jay Stuckey, curated by artist Derek Boshier. On view from August 10 – 31.

It is a genuine honor to have Derek Boshier curate this show. I first met Derek around ten years ago. Being a self-professed “student of the game,” I knew of Derek well before we met. His 1961, “Special K” painting, as well as a host of other works are legendary to me. To paraphrase LCD Soundsystem from their 2002 song “Losing My Edge,” Derek was there. He hung out with Peter Blake and Pauline Boty in The Day!

From the moment we met, Derek was and continues to be a wellspring of energy. While he’s happy to share stories from his past, Derek doesn’t rest on his laurels; he is constantly active, constantly curious, and always, always making new work. Over the years of our friendship I have learned a great deal from Derek, and not just in terms of studio practice, but also in the more nuts and bolts aspects to forging a career as a practicing artist. He is a true friend and guide.

Given my respect and admiration for Derek, it was with some trepidation that I asked him to curate this show. What if he says “no”? So many thanks to Anat for suggesting it and encouraging me to approach him with the idea. But given what I have written above, of course Derek said yes. He is always searching, always ready to engage. A heartfelt Thank You to Anat and Derek for making this show happen. I still can’t believe I got to work with Derek Boshier on an exhibition. My Stars!

– Jay Stuckey

 

Jay Stuckey’s (b. 1968, Washington, D.C.), paintings and drawings explore the liminal space between the conscious and unconscious worlds exposing the familiar and strange within a cartoonish, primal dimension. Stuckey received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute, Chicago, and BFA from Brown University. He has exhibited his work internationally at Deutscher Kunstlerbund, Berlin; Institut Franco-American, Rennes; Anna Zorina Gallery, New York; Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco; Blank Projects, Cape Town; Goethe Institute, Johannesburg; Green Papaya Art Projects, Manila. His work is included in the public collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA and Collection Majudia, Montreal. Stuckey lives and works in Los Angeles.

Derek Boshier (b. 1937, Portsmouth, UK) began his career exhibiting in London in the 1960’s after graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1959, where he studied alongside fellow Pop Artists David Hockney and RB Kitaj. Boshier has shown extensively in the U.S. and Europe, including recent group exhibitions at The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Germany, and in a two-person show at Galerie Albert Baronian in Brussels. His work has been acquired by The Menil, Houston, TX; The Tate Gallery of British Art and The British Museum in London; The Brooklyn Museum, New York; and The Centre Pompidou, Paris, among many other collections. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

 

Suddenly!

Jay Stuckey

August 10 - 31, 2020

EXHIBITION TEXT

Jay Stuckey Nyx, 2019
Oil and graphite on canvas 44 x 60 inches / 111.8 x 152.4 cm
Detail
Detail
Jay Stuckey Submarino Pt. II, 2019
Oil on canvas 33 x 70 inches / 83.8 x 177.8 cm
Detail
Detail
Jay Stuckey Pissing Contest (Dusk), 2019
Oil on canvas 19 x 26 inches / 48.3 x 66 cm
Jay Stuckey Destroy All Music, 2020
Oil and graphite on canvas 13.5 x 12 inches / 34.3 x 30.5 cm
Jay Stuckey Drinks, 2018
Oil on canvas 14 x 16 inches / 35.6 x 40.6 cm
Jay Stuckey Neighborhood, 2019
Oil on canvas 33 x 45 inches / 83.8 x 114.3 cm
Detail
Jay Stuckey I Love You Super Girl, 2019
Oil, collage and graphite on canvas 60 x 44 inches / 152.4 x 111.8 cm
Jay Stuckey Boat, 2020
Oil on canvas 33 x 70 inches / 83.8 x 177.8 cm
Detail
Detail
Jay Stuckey You're A Giant, 2020
Oil, graphite and crayon on canvas 60 x 44 inches / 152.4 x 111.8 cm
Detail
Detail
Detail
Jay Stuckey You're A Giant, 2020
Graphite on paper 10 x 7 inches / 25.4 x 17.8 cm
Jay Stuckey Tank, 2020
Oil on canvas 12 x 13.5 inches / 30.5 x 34.3 cm
Jay Stuckey Tank, 2020
Colored pencil and graphite on paper 7 x 10 inches / 17.8 x 25.4 cm
Jay Stuckey Capsule 18, 2020
Oil, graphite, collage, crayon, and colored pencil on canvas 33 x 45 inches / 83.8 x 114.3 cm
Detail
Detail
Jay Stuckey Man With A Gun (For Dave Smith), 2020
Oil on canvas 13.5 x 12 inches / 34.3 x 30.5 cm
Jay Stuckey State Of The Union, 2020
Oil on canvas 33 x 70 inches / 83.8 x 177.8 cm
Detail
Detail
Detail
Detail
Jay Stuckey Safe Cracker, 2020
Oil on canvas 16 x 14 inches / 40.6 x 35.6 cm
Jay Stuckey Studio Wall, 2020
Drawings Dimensions variable
Jay Stuckey Studio Wall, 2020
Drawings Dimensions variable
Jay Stuckey Studio Wall, 2020
Drawings Dimensions variable

EXHIBITION TEXT

Anat Ebgi is pleased to present Suddenly, an online exclusive selection of new work by Jay Stuckey, curated by artist Derek Boshier. On view from August 10 – 31.

It is a genuine honor to have Derek Boshier curate this show. I first met Derek around ten years ago. Being a self-professed “student of the game,” I knew of Derek well before we met. His 1961, “Special K” painting, as well as a host of other works are legendary to me. To paraphrase LCD Soundsystem from their 2002 song “Losing My Edge,” Derek was there. He hung out with Peter Blake and Pauline Boty in The Day!

From the moment we met, Derek was and continues to be a wellspring of energy. While he’s happy to share stories from his past, Derek doesn’t rest on his laurels; he is constantly active, constantly curious, and always, always making new work. Over the years of our friendship I have learned a great deal from Derek, and not just in terms of studio practice, but also in the more nuts and bolts aspects to forging a career as a practicing artist. He is a true friend and guide.

Given my respect and admiration for Derek, it was with some trepidation that I asked him to curate this show. What if he says “no”? So many thanks to Anat for suggesting it and encouraging me to approach him with the idea. But given what I have written above, of course Derek said yes. He is always searching, always ready to engage. A heartfelt Thank You to Anat and Derek for making this show happen. I still can’t believe I got to work with Derek Boshier on an exhibition. My Stars!

– Jay Stuckey

 

Jay Stuckey’s (b. 1968, Washington, D.C.), paintings and drawings explore the liminal space between the conscious and unconscious worlds exposing the familiar and strange within a cartoonish, primal dimension. Stuckey received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute, Chicago, and BFA from Brown University. He has exhibited his work internationally at Deutscher Kunstlerbund, Berlin; Institut Franco-American, Rennes; Anna Zorina Gallery, New York; Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco; Blank Projects, Cape Town; Goethe Institute, Johannesburg; Green Papaya Art Projects, Manila. His work is included in the public collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA and Collection Majudia, Montreal. Stuckey lives and works in Los Angeles.

Derek Boshier (b. 1937, Portsmouth, UK) began his career exhibiting in London in the 1960’s after graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1959, where he studied alongside fellow Pop Artists David Hockney and RB Kitaj. Boshier has shown extensively in the U.S. and Europe, including recent group exhibitions at The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Germany, and in a two-person show at Galerie Albert Baronian in Brussels. His work has been acquired by The Menil, Houston, TX; The Tate Gallery of British Art and The British Museum in London; The Brooklyn Museum, New York; and The Centre Pompidou, Paris, among many other collections. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

 

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