~JIMMY BAKER/CIVIL DUSK/FOXY PRODUCTION’S NEW SPACE !!
JIMMY BAKER – CIVIL DUST / OCT 17 – NOV 15, 2008
FOXY PRODUCTION – 623 WEST 27th St – CHELSEA – NYC
MICHAEL GILLESPIE and JOHN THOMSON of FOXY PRODUCTION CELEBRATE their new (larger !!) space – a couple of doors over on 27th St – or just a little more west – on Chelsea’s frontier street !! – their 2nd solo show o work by JIMMY BAKER – called – CIVIL DUST, an exhibit of highly charged oil paintings encased in a heavy shiny translucent resin coating.
from the gallery press release:
“In CIVIL DUSK – the period after the sun has edged below the horizon and objects are still distinguishable – Baker uses cloaks of fog, smoke, or dust, and disorienting inversions and combinations to make the known feel uncanny. Baker explores American landscape painting’s myths of expansion and freedom, and its conjuring of sentiment and the sublime.
He relates its strategies to those of the contemporary media, refracting scenes gleaned from television and the Internet through the lens of Romanticism. His new paintings, (and some manipulated/collaged digital prints), exhibit a dramatic high gloss sheen that is at once seductive and distancing; they act as both screens and mirrors.”
for more info, individual works & installation shots, see: JIMMY BAKER/FOXY PRODUCTION WEBSITE
PHOTOS FROM THE OPENING RECEPTION, FRIDAY OCT 17, 2008
the new and larger, FOXY PRODUCTION GALLERY, a couple of doors west, at 623 West 27th Street.
JIMMY BAKER and MICHAEL GILLESPIE
JIMMY BAKER and his wife, JIL BAKER, an architect at Cincinnati, Ohio firm – MICHAEL SCHUSTER ASSOCIATES.
(one of their specialties is designing state of the art fire stations.)
on the left: JIMMY BAKER, ‘AID’ 2008, and at right, JIMMY BAKER, ‘AZADI’, 2008
a closer look: JIMMY BAKER – ‘AID’ and ‘AZADI’.
both pieces are archival digital prints on white lucite, 24 x 18 in. Edition of 4 + 1 AP
detail, JIMMY BAKER, ‘AID’.
detail, JIMMY BAKER, ‘AZADI’.
who’s – the girl in the vintage poncho – in front of the JIMMY BAKER work ?
none other than MELISSA SCHERRER, the tarot card reader from the recent ‘HOW TO PREDICT THE FUTURE’
presentation at LISA COOLEY !!
oh oh the pieces are beginning to fit together – MIKE PARE and MELISSA SCHERRER,
wandering over from the ATM celebration, next door !!!
they were standing in front of this stunning painting – JIMMY BAKER, ‘5TH OF NOVEMBER’, 2008
done in oil, and with a heavy coat of epoxy resin on canvas over panel, 38 x 30 in.
FOXY PRODUCTION CO-DIRECTOR, JOHN THOMSON chats with a guest.
behind them, JIMMY BAKER’S painting, ‘VIEW FROM CCTV’, 2008
JIMMY BAKER, ‘VIEW FROM CCTV’, 2008, oi and resin on canvas over panel.
60 x 45 in.
detail, JIMMY BAKER, ‘VIEW FROM CCTV’.
gallerist JOHN CONNELLY strolls over, from next door.
on the wall, JIMMY BAKER painting, ‘SEVENTH SISTER’, 2008.
JIMMY BAKER, ‘ENRICHED’, 2008, archival digital print on white lucite.
18 x 24 in, Edition of 4 + 1 AP
artist SCOTT CALHOUN, (and husband of gallerist LISA COOLEY) examines JIMMY BAKER’S,
‘FOLDING BORDER’, 2008, an archival digital print.
an inverted landscape !! the borders of PAKISTAN and AFGHANISTAN !!
JIMMY BAKER, ‘FOLDING BORDER’, 208, archival digital print on white lucite,
24 x 18 in. Edition of 4 + 1 AP
detail, top – JIMMY BAKER, ‘FOLDING LANDSCAPE’.
detail, bottom – JIMMY BAKER, ‘FOLDING LANDSCAPE’.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
here’s an early archival photo of JIMMY BAKER, from his 1st showing at FOXY PRODUCTION, a group show:
JIMMY BAKER, in an early group exhibit at FOXY PRODUCTION, FALL 2004 !!
this photo first was published on artnet, see: artnet/YOUTH RULES IN THE BIG APPLE-FALL 2004
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH