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Gregory Jacobsen "Effusive Supreme" New Paintings

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Friday, 10 September 2021 to Saturday, 30 October 2021

Zg Gallery
300 W. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60654
T. 312-654-9900
www.ZgGallery.com
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12-5:30

Gregory Jacobsen
"Effusive Supreme" New Paintings

"Bedecked in fantastic fashion, fancy ladies and funny cats engage in secret rituals while on an endless quest for cryptic junk pile treasures glistening with jumbles of moist pastries, oozing guts, and the soundtrack to Grease."

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Gregory Jacobsen:

I paint figures, focusing on the little bits that obsess me- a little flab hanging over a waistband, ill-fitting shoes, overbites, noses, teeth, and flesh. Either through portraiture or busy tableaux, I create a world and vocabulary of characters that live and embrace their so-called faults.

Over the years, this work has developed into piles that are corpulent and visceral stand-ins for characters. Meat, junk, pastries, and genital-like fruit and vegetables are constructed into heroic yet pathetic towers. These piles also act as a sort of forensic evidence and cataloging of awkward sex, gross gluttony, ridiculous masturbation rituals, and endless humiliation and failure. 

The work is absurd, grotesque, and a bit brutal, but I try to bring the viewer in with lush and glowing surfaces, creating a disorientating and hilarious balance of revulsion and attraction.

I also paint glamourous cats.

Works Sold

Title: "Day's Bounty"
Artist: Gregory Jacobsen
Price: $0.00

Title: "Fancy Gelato Gang"
Artist: Gregory Jacobsen
Price: $0.00

Title: "Effusive Supreme"
Artist: Gregory Jacobsen
Price: $0.00

Title: "My Beautiful Gelato Face"
Artist: Gregory Jacobsen
Price: $0.00

Title: "Dramatic Entrance"
Artist: Gregory Jacobsen
Price: $0.00

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312-654-9900

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Zg Gallery
300 W. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60654

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