John McWhinnie @ Glenn Horowitz Bookseller is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works titled Jack Early Bites by Jack Early. The show opens July 23rd at our 36 Newtown Lane, East Hampton location and will run through August 10th, 2011.
Jack Early Bites is comprised of seven free-standing sculptures. The new works are two-dimensional cutouts of iconic pop culture figures, each holding picket signs bearing perky protest slogans. At first glance, this is a quiet riot. The revolution was apparently televised, but no one was watching. To enter this exhibit one must cross this picket line with an appreciation for the political and cultural unrest taking place in every corner of the globe today.
Jack Early’s artistic career has been a twenty-year commitment to unrestrained and often humorous or sarcastic protest. It began in the late 80s, a period famed for its extravagant consumption, when rampant commercialism crept into the marketplace. Exploring the range of his output through the 80s and 90s, Early continues to build a unique body of work absorbing late-twentieth century pop culture and channelling it into a socially engaged voice.
Jack Early was born in 1962 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He studied at the University North Carolina School of the Arts and the Corcoran School in Washington, D.C. During this time, he formed a collaborative body with classmate Rob Pruitt and the pair went on to become enfant terribles in the early 90s as Pruitt-Early. After exploring music and theater on his own Early has returned to the art world with a vengeance. His work has most recently appeared in a solo exhibit at Daniel Reich Gallery, as well a re-staging of the infamous Red, Black, Green, Red, White and Blue as part of the Pop Life: Art in The Material World at the Tate Modern.
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