JEROME RUSH T.J DAY EXHIBITION
Day is a tattoo artist with a love and a passion for 50's and 60's design and tattoo "Flash", designs which stereotypically adorn the walls of tattoo parlors created by an artist on paper or card to show the tattoo shop walk in customer.
Day pulls her work from the cherished shoulder of a mustachioed side show muscleman and pastes them onto designs you may have found in a housewives kitchen circa 1950. The illustrative designs sit happily upon each other like two lost lovers who have reunited their lost union.
Rush is an artist/musician who has been making accessible art of all types for many years now. From puppets to rock and roll bands, from children’s books to graphic novels, from paintings to drawings, from etchings to screen-prints, Rush has had his finger in many pies.
The work he has created for this show draws influence from the collars of 16th Century Queens and, like Day, the sideshow alley games like the Shooting Gallery. Rush uses these symbols as a metaphor for life and makes us ask the question whether "Fate" (Fete) can play a part.
Both of the artists seem to find influence in the works of older comics and of more contemporary graphic novelists like the Hernandez brothers (Love and Rockets) and Charles Burns (Black Hole).
No Vacancy Project Gallery
Tenancy 32, The Atrium, Federation Square
OPENING NIGHT: THURSDAY 5TH DECEMBER
EXHIBITION: 3RD - 21STDECEMBER