Jacob Feige
I Had a _____ Day
March 7 - April 14, 2018
Opening Reception - Saturday, March 10, 2018 4:00 - 8:00 PM

Jacob Feige

David Richard Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming presentation, Jacob Feige: I Had A ____ Day. This is Feige’s first solo exhibition with the Gallery. There will be a Preview on Wednesday, March 7 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM and an Opening Reception on Saturday, March 10 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM, both open to the public. The exhibition will remain on view through April 14, 2018 at the Gallery’s New York venue located at 211 East 121st ST., New York, NY 10035, phone: 212-882-1705. A digital catalogue will be available online.

Selections from two new related series, Cutaway and Screen paintings by Feige, will be presented. Both combine objects and situations from daily life juxtaposed with the imaginative distractions from inner thoughts, but with different approaches to the composition and presentation format. We see literal objects and situations in front of us everyday, both in our familiar personal spaces and as we venture out into new spaces outside of our daily routine. However, as we are interrupted, distracted and overly stimulated by the world around us, our mind sees and records something different. That is the space Feige explores in his artwork. The Cutaway series is detailed with multiple transitions in and out of representational objects and literal settings connected by a mélange of visually stimulating and colorful illusions. The Screen paintings are more reductive with a smaller secondary painting affixed to the larger painting.

 

Feige is a spectacular painter, a master of technique, intuitive with a keen eye as an avid observer of the world around him. His attention to details, color relationships, visual harmonies and compositional organization allow him to combine complex and multi-layered details that flow seamlessly between the observed and imagined worlds—a cornerstone of his artistic practice. These paintings instantly pull the viewer in with their harmonic color palettes and intriguing imagery—the combination of fragmented representational and realist elements alongside pure abstractions that are dream-like surreal moments ranging from optical and illusory to psychedelic and trippy—all provide multiple points of entry, both visually and conceptually. These easel-sized paintings encourage viewing close up and far away, both to see and appreciate the painted detail, but also to step back and decode the imagery and seek possible clues. They are open to the viewer’s unique experiences and individual interpretation. 

 

About Jacob Feige:

 

Jacob Feige’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Rule Gallery, Denver, Lombard Freid Projects, New York, and Movement, Worcester, UK, with other exhibitions at Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China, Watergate Gallery, Seoul, Korea and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, among other venues. Reviews of his work have appeared in Artforum, Freize, The New Yorker, and Art in America. The Phaidon Press anthology of contemporary abstract painting, Painting Abstraction, edited by Bob Nickas, includes a section on his work. In 2011 he co-founded Title Magazine, an online publication of art criticism, essays, and artists projects in Philadelphia, co-editing the publication until 2016. He received his undergraduate degree in visual art and the humanities from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA in painting from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He is currently Associate Professor of Art at Stockton University, New Jersey.

Jacob Feige Catskills Landscape Oil_ acrylic_ and hydrocal on canvas 2016 30 x 24 at David Richard Gallery Jacob Feige
Catskills Landscape
Oil, acrylic, and hydrocal on canvas
2016
30 x 24 inches
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Jacob Feige Screen 1 (Skillet) Acrylic on linen over brass_ oil and acrylic on canvas_ wood 2016 24 x 20 at David Richard Gallery Jacob Feige
Screen 1 (Skillet)
Acrylic on linen over brass, oil and acrylic on canvas, wood
2016
24 x 20 inches
$3,800  
Jacob Feige Screen 2 (Chive) Acrylic on linen over brass_ oil and acrylic on canvas_ wood 2016 24 x 20 at David Richard Gallery Jacob Feige
Screen 2 (Chive)
Acrylic on linen over brass, oil and acrylic on canvas, wood
2016
24 x 20 inches
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Jacob Feige Screen 3 (Cracker) Acrylic on linen over brass_ oil and acrylic on canvas_ wood 2016 24 x 20 at David Richard Gallery Jacob Feige
Screen 3 (Cracker)
Acrylic on linen over brass, oil and acrylic on canvas, wood
2016
24 x 20 inches
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Jacob Feige Screen 4 (Cucumber and Tomato) Acrylic on linen over brass_ oil and acrylic on canvas_ wood 2016 24 x 20 at David Richard Gallery Jacob Feige
Screen 4 (Cucumber and Tomato)
Acrylic on linen over brass, oil and acrylic on canvas, wood
2016
24 x 20 inches
$3,800  
Jacob Feige Screen 5 (Eel and Gourd) Acrylic on linen over brass_ oil and acrylic on canvas_ wood 2017 24 x 20 at David Richard Gallery Jacob Feige
Screen 5 (Eel and Gourd)
Acrylic on linen over brass, oil and acrylic on canvas, wood
2017
24 x 20 inches
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Jacob Feige Screen (Midnight_WWVH) Acrylic on linen over brass_ oil and acrylic on canvas_ wood 2017 24 x 20 at David Richard Gallery Jacob Feige
Screen (Midnight/WWVH)
Acrylic on linen over brass, oil and acrylic on canvas, wood
2017
24 x 20 inches
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Jacob Feige Screen (Noon_WWV) Acrylic on linen over brass_ oil and acrylic on canvas_ wood 2017 24 x 20 at David Richard Gallery Jacob Feige
Screen (Noon/WWV)
Acrylic on linen over brass, oil and acrylic on canvas, wood
2017
24 x 20 inches
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Jacob Feige Those Young Skankers Oil_ acrylic_ and hydrocal on canvas 2016 30 x 24 at David Richard Gallery Jacob Feige
Those Young Skankers
Oil, acrylic, and hydrocal on canvas
2016
30 x 24 inches
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Jacob Feige Midnight Oil and acrylic on canvas 2017 30 x 24 at David Richard Gallery Jacob Feige
Midnight
Oil and acrylic on canvas
2017
30 x 24 inches
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Jacob Feige Noon Oil and acrylic on canvas 2017 30 x 24 at David Richard Gallery Jacob Feige
Noon
Oil and acrylic on canvas
2017
30 x 24 inches
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Jacob Feige Downcast (Black Oak) Oil and acrylic on canvas 2017-18 30 x 24 at David Richard Gallery Jacob Feige
Downcast (Black Oak)
Oil and acrylic on canvas
2017-18
30 x 24 inches
 
Jacob Feige Sidelong (Persimmon) Oil and acrylic on canvas 2017-18 30 x 24 at David Richard Gallery Jacob Feige
Sidelong (Persimmon)
Oil and acrylic on canvas
2017-18
30 x 24 inches
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Jacob Feige Screen 6 (Mushrooms and Marigolds) Acrylic on linen over brass_ oil and acrylic on canvas_ wood 2017 24 x 20 at David Richard Gallery Jacob Feige
Screen 6 (Mushrooms and Marigolds)
Acrylic on linen over brass, oil and acrylic on canvas, wood
2017
24 x 20 inches
$3,800