In John Jacobsmeyer’s parallel actuality, popular culture and artwork historical past collide with the backdrops of his suburban youth. In his third solo present at Gallery Poulsen, titled “Locus Colossus,” he presents new work and linocuts with these startling convergences. The present runs by means of Feb. 15 on the Denmark venue. (Jacobsmeyer was final featured on our web site here.)
“[He] grew up in suburban communities the place building of the native highways and subdivisions left solely oases of wooden lot the place he and different children would construct clubhouses out of scrap plywood and invent harmful video games involving tree climbing and firecrackers,” the gallery says. “The wooden lot appeared to supply not one of the transcendental inspiration that you just’d discover in Friedrich’s work or the metaphysical terror of Poe. However he slowly grew to see one thing highly effective there within the banality of uncared for nature, in a clearing among the many bushes or a rock outcropping that had a sure devious geometry. The creepy fiction of H.P. Lovecraft impressed him to see this. And it’s within the works of Max Klinger the place such on a regular basis absurdities turn into allegories.”
See extra on the gallery’s site and the artist’s own page.