Yung Jake

GUILD HALL

Guild Hall Is Pleased to Announce Its 2019 Spring and Summer Exhibitions

Guild Hall is pleased to announce its 2019 spring and summer exhibitions which range from immersive installations to thematic and participatory projects. April launches with two one-person shows by groundbreaking artists, Christine Sciulli, known for her enigmatic light installations, and Yung Jake, whose work takes the form of rap music, animation, and portraiture. The renowned multimedia artist and pioneer of video art, Tony Oursler will fill the entire Museum with video and installations beginning in June. And in August, the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone will bathe Guild Hall’s galleries in works that reference sunlight. As always, the focus of Guild Hall Museum is on artists who live in the area, celebrating the tradition of the East End as a century-old artist colony. Admission to Guild Hall Museum is always free thanks to underwriting by BNB Bank and Landscape Details. Dates, titles and descriptions of the exhibitions follow.

Yung Jake: cartoons
April 20–May 27, 2019
Private Member Reception: April 20, 5-7pm
Moran & Spiga Galleries
Christina Strassfield, Curator

Yung Jake is a multi-platform creator who fuses the digital and physical worlds in visual artworks, rap videos, apps and digital art made for the internet. His mediums have ranged from found and fabricated metal “combines” to video installations that reflect on pop culture, social media, consumerism, and the internet. In his “combines,” Yung Jake digitally distorts characters from cartoons and video games, as well as images of consumer products, creating twisted, elongated shapes rendered on metal. Well known for his emoji portraits, Yung Jake produces likenesses of celebrities and internet personalities in the form of pointillist portraits generated using his app, emoji.ink. The artist’s continuously evolving toolkit of internet content, combined with personal and lyrical ideas on mass culture and the internet, is a response to the ubiquity of online life and mediated experiences.

Raised in East Hampton, Yung Jake received his BFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2012. He has had eleven solo exhibitions since 2014, including five shows at Steve Turner, Los Angeles, a project at Art Berlin Contemporary, Berlin, and two exhibitions at Tripoli Gallery, Southampton, NY. His artwork has been included in more than 20 group shows, as well as festivals like Sundance Film Festival, and in performances throughout Los Angeles, including Hammer Museum, REDCAT, MOCA, The Getty Center, and in New York at The Museum of Modern Art. Also, this year, Yung Jake will be exhibited at Kiasma Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, and Steve Turner, Los Angeles.

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