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Jaybo Monk: Analogous Solo Exhibition

  • Mirus Gallery Denver, 1144 Broadway Denver, CO, 80203 United States (map)

Mirus Gallery is pleased to present Mirus Denver’s first solo exhibition at our new Denver location, "ANALOGOUS" by Jaybo Monk.

The exhibition opens Saturday July 7th, 7-10pm and runs through July 28th, 2018. RSVP HERE:

VIP Reception is open Saturday July 7th, 5:30-7pm ($10 - Includes Open Bar)

The Exhibition is free and open to the public. The Artist will be present and holding a talk about his art and his exhibition during the VIP/Press Opening.Jaybo Monk creates hermetic pictorial scenes, wresting from the realities of life, dreams, and moments of daydream. He gives the canvas a puzzle of bodies, forms, and contents, within greys and washed out colors of a yesteryear that has arrived in the presence. These works, in which times time seems to stand still, reflect his personal and social ruptures. With Nowhere is Now Here, Jaybo tries to help us to realize the ambiguities of our times.

Jaybo Monks “Analagous” starts in a nonlinear fashion, by working without the notion of time or progression as an anchoring mechanism. Instead of seeing the artist create artwork individually, we see the artist creating works in groupings or assembled as a singular object. Ideas and mediums are collaged together then removed out of context, then possibly reintroduced in another work that it wasn’t intentionally made together with. The artist is utilizing sculpture, painting, photographer, drawing, and installation together to construct a larger narrative than just a painting. If Jaybo Monk is to have a signature style or aesthetic some might say it is his ability to create beauty and poetry with asymmetry and abstraction. His ability to render figurative and representational images fluidly with abstract and imperfect forms has been one of the artists most recognized gifts.

It is impressive to watch the artist take this deconstruction and reconstruction process to a new level of intricacy. “Analagous" is the synthesis of the artists spirit in all mediums available to the artist. Paintings are used more like brushes and brushes could become a concrete object of art instead of just an instrument. By turning the instrument and work of art on its head the artist is able to detach historical context and symbolism from these tools. What we are left with is an introspective solo exhibition where the artist is contemplating not only art, Christianity, art history, religion, nature, poetry, and humanity; but he is also contemplating himself, his process and a future version of art.

Earlier Event: July 6
Biergarten @ Intrepid Sojourner
Later Event: July 9
Obscure Sojourns: HistoriCity