V1 Gallery presents

Travelers
A solo exhibition by Jeremy Shockley

V1 GALLERY II
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20. 2019, TIME: 17.00 - 21.00
EXHIBITION PERIOD: SEPTEMBER 21– OCTOBER 19, 2019

Grinning clouds, rainbow snakes, levitating skeletons, lush forest floors and luminous moons populate Jeremy Shockley’s universe in the solo exhibition Travelers. Twenty three small-scale canvases, ranging from 20 x 25 cm to 121 x 91cm in size, presents a surreal and magical dimension just beyond. In several works, a stage curtain, partially open, operates as passageway to this dimension, in other works, a ladder invites you to enter the clouds. Painted with masterful finesse, the oil paintings have a meditative quality, inviting the viewer to travel with them, to wander in spirit. Many of the works have an air of bittersweet melancholy, of longing simultaneously for departure and return. In A Long Lost Kinship, 2019, oil on canvas, 28 x 36 cm, a serpent reaches from the earth and into the universe to embrace the moon with affection. On a full moon lit beach, a wooden ladder stretches into a cloud, a small circular entryway invites you into That Peaceful Place, 2019, oil on canvas, 28 x 36 cm. A soft smiling ghost departs from its former earthly body in A Null And Void Year, 2019, oil on canvas, 28 x 36 cm, floating towards presumably better times. Otherworldly timeless tableaus – Travelers.

Jeremy Shockley, born 1982, Travelers Rest, USA, lives and works in Los Angeles, USA. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Homeward Bound, Desert Center, Los Angeles, USA, Leave The Saints Be, Showboat, Los Angeles, USA, Just Tell Me You’re a Dreamchaser (With Sage Vaughn) Slow Culture, Los Angeles, USA and Sex Lies Cash, Blackheart Studio, Los Angeles, USA. Travelers is Shockley’s first solo exhibition with V1 Gallery.

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