Harman Projects is pleased to present Drawing Conclusions, a solo exhibition by Jeremy Fish. Returning to his roots with an exhibition of entirely black and white drawings, Fish draws from a variety of inspirations.
“This is my favorite medium, and this will be my first show made up entirely of these stark high contrast drawings. I began the work in December 2021, and the themes range from the subjects of love, betrayal, Zodiac signs, hands and feet, hearts and skulls, dead rappers, and my beloved cat Mrs. Brown,” the artist elaborates.
The human heart, skull and images of Earth are found repeatedly in this body of work, bringing to mind the cycle of birth, reproduction, and death that defines life. These concepts are at the very core of what it means to be alive and therefore what it means to be human. Heartfelt Hat, pictured above, depicts a skull wearing a hat emblazoned with a human heart. The heart, pierced by an arrow, recalls the love imparted by Eros of Greek mythology while also reminding us that love and vulnerability can lead to pain and death.
In each drawing, objects, animals and places meld into each other creating something new yet eerily familiar. These symbolically charged images reflect the artist’s life, surroundings and interests. Much as each drawing contains a composition of hybridized subjects, Fish plays with recurring imagery throughout the body of work. The individual pieces, when viewed together as a body of work, show the bigger picture of what it means to be Jeremy Fish.