Spoke NYC is pleased to present Natural Habitat, a dual person exhibition by San Francisco-based artists Jeremy and Jayde Fish. Natural Habitat will be their inaugural exhibition at Spoke NYC, in which they both look towards the past and present to draw inspiration from their lineage of artisanal histories, memories and interpersonal relationships.
Jeremy Fish’s body of work draws inspiration from his ancestors, looking to the master craftsmen and creatives in his family. Notably, Fish’s great grandfather, was the personal tailor to Theodore Roosevelt, making both his matrimonial and burial suits. As an homage to his kin, Jeremy Fish has created a series of pen and ink drawings in his signature vintage anthropomorphic style, working in a limited palette of black, white, yellow and sepia. Each drawing is like a snapshot or portrait which tells a story about the artist’s love for his wife Jayde Fish, their cat Mrs. Irbis Brown Fish and the various artistic branches of his mother’s Italian family tree.
Jayde Fish’s work references memories of her past as well as stories of adventures that she has taken along the way. Her grandmother was an embroiderer and quilt maker, and instilled a deep appreciation for intricate detail. This influence is readily apparent in Jayde Fish’s ink drawings, who uses meticulous line work to create complex cage like animals and structures. The artist’s highly stylized environments appear to be from an alternate realm full of surreal adventures featuring unicorns, aliens and elaborate fashion.
Additionally, the artists will be exhibiting his-and-hers pajamas, slippers, bags and additional accessories, as well as a sitting area, allowing the viewer to daydream what a typical day in the artists stylized world is like.
Please join us Saturday, June 2nd from 6 - 8pm for the opening reception of Natural Habitat. The artists will be in attendance. Brand new limited edition letterpress prints will be available in person at the opening.
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Jeremy Dan Fish was born in Albany, New York in 1974 and relocated to San Francisco in 1994 to attend the San Francisco Art Institute. Fish strives to find a balance between commercial illustration projects and exhibiting his work internationally in galleries and museums. Fish was the first ever SFAC artist in residency at SF City Hall in 2015 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the building. He created the Haight Street Bronze Bunny statue in 2016, and is the largest crowd funded public bronze statue in California. He was also the artist in residency at Coit Tower in San Francisco in the summer of 2017. In 2015 Mayor Ed Lee officially declared that November 19th is "Jeremy Fish Day" in the city of San Francisco.
Jayde Fish is a California native and San Francisco based illustrator who takes inspiration from fashion, textiles, nature, and vintage ephemera. Jayde's drawings have been featured on clothing for GUCCI's SS 2017 runway, after the celebrated creative director Alessandro Michele discovered her work on Instagram. In early 2018, she created large scale artwork that was hand-painted on 2 floors of the newly renovated Gucci Garden in Florence, Italy. Her work can also be found in editorials including Elle, Vogue, and Vanity Fair.
Spoke Art is an art space specializing in new contemporary painting, sculpture and illustration with an emphasis in accessible programming. Started in 2010, the gallery now houses two locations, one in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill neighborhood and one in New York City’s Lower East Side. Each space rotates monthly exhibits that feature a wide variety of solo and group shows, many of which feature an international roster of represented artists.