Jason Jägel 'Crap Shoot' @ Fecal Face Gallery
Currently on view at FFDG is Jason Jägel's in first solo show with the gallery entitled "Crap Shoot". The exhibit acknowledges the inherent gamble –the experimental nature– of making art, an arena where literally anything can happen.
“My desire is to plumb my studio for evidence of time spent through an expression of studio phenomena. How the show will end up is anyone’s guess… a crap shoot,” Jägel said prior to the unveiling.
As a kind of experiment with and celebration of the art market, works will include varied editions of hand-embellished prints and other reasonably-priced works for sale, alongside archival works which will remain in the artist’s collection. Following two decades of gallery exhibition, this is both a light-hearted experiment and a dead-serious study of an artistic career.
Always carrying a notebook and at least one pen, Jägel is an obsessive observer and chronicler of his daily life and reality. His larger works, often combining text, sketches and swatches of color, evoke a sense of controlled chaos, more like an improvisational jazz composition than a fine-tuned classical orchestra. Ambiguous figures and snippets of text are combined in fascinating and spontaneous compositions, which create a space for multiple readings and interpretations. Inspired by comic book aesthetics and his family lineage in both art and music, Jägel creates images fitting for both album covers and the walls of a museum – both of which locations in fact hold his works.
November 6th - December 5th, 2015 Fecal Face Gallery 2277 Mission Street San Francisco, California 94103 www.ffdg.com