“These paintings are based off of interests and ideals clashing. Disagreements are had and quarrels begin over different colored hats and how outsiders don’t understand but cope with these events. Some violence may happen, but that’s the way it goes.”
– Jeff McMillan
Commenting on the tribalistic tendency found in modern societies, Jeff McMillan presents his audience with boldly painted yet minimalist graphic imagery mixed with humor. Highly rendered characters engage in stories of both inclusion and exclusion, amid secrecy, while set against sparse backdrops. The simplicity of the spaces these figures inhabit draws the viewer into their mysterious tales.
Rock posters, album art, comics, music, comedy and cartoons influence Jeff McMillan. With inspirations like Frank Kozik, Robert Williams and Phil Hale, and Robert Crumb, McMillan pays close attention to the drawing and execution of his work. The juxtaposition of a rendered painting with subtle humor as a subject fascinates him most. His work has been widely exhibited and featured in various publications. Jeff lives and work in Los Angeles – he’s a painter, teacher and illustrator.
” Some Dispute Over the Color of Hats, and How Outsiders Cope,” paintings by Jeff McMillan, runs June 9 through July 14, 2007 at Fuse Gallery, 93 2nd Ave (between 5th & 6th Sts, 2nd Ave stop on the F), NYC, NY. The opening reception, on Saturday, June 9th, from 7 to 10 pm, is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Fuse Gallery at 212.777.7988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
93 2nd Ave (between 5th & 6th Sts, 2nd Ave stop on the F), NYC, NY.
Fuse Gallery Presents:
“Some Dispute Over the Color of Hats, and How Outsiders Cope”
Exhibition: June 9 through July 14, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 9th, 7 to 10 pm