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Jerrin Wagstaff

Oil painting, Aftermath2, by Jerrin Wagstaff

MISCELLANEOUS DEBRIS

May 1 - June 30, 2020


Press Release

Jerrin Wagstaff Resume

Exhibition

Miscellaneous Debris selected as an Art At Home recommendation by the LA Weekly

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

Another Year in LA is pleased to present Miscellaneous Debris, the second solo exhibition of paintings by Jerrin Wagstaff.

 

Wagstaff's paintings examine the nature of visual experience in the internet era and the anxiety of responding to a torrent of information.  For Wagstaff painting is an activity of response, interpretation, and physical reconstruction calling into question how or if we can interpret authenticity any longer.  In this body of work, the artist draws upon images culled from news media, staged catalogues, stadium events, and stills from reality TV.  He likens this experience to a high school policy debate tactic known as "spreading", which is to speak at an extremely high rate of speed with the intent that the opponent will be penalized for failing to respond to all arguments raised.

 

Individual themes of Wagstaff's paintings drift between desire, loss, and identity.  The painting, "Mattek Sands", depicting back-to-back US Open mixed doubles champion, Bethanie Mattek Sands, raises questions such as "What does it mean to be winning in America?", while "Aftermath 2", utilizes the wake of destruction caused by wildfires as a metaphor for violent deconstruction and settling into new equilibriums.  As a body, the works in Miscellaneous Debris highlight how our attempt to cherry pick from the deluge is both personal and universal, to each his own.

 

Jerrin Wagstaff earned his MFA from California State University, Long Beach in 2006 and his BFA from Brigham Young University in 2003.  Since graduating, his work as been included in several exhibitions locally and throughout the country.  Recent exhibitions include a solo show, Conglomerate Landscapes, at Another Year in LA and many other shows at the Utah Museum of Art, Torrance Museum of Art, San Diego Institute of Art and CUAC Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City.

 

Jerrin is currently a resident at the Guthrie Artist Studios in downtown Salt Lake City, a contributor to The Contemporary Art Digest and an Instructor of Art at Brigham Young University.

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MISCELLANEOUS DEBRIS

New works will be installed each week.  Check back regularly.

 

Depicted is an oil painting by Jerrin Wagstaff titled "Abstraction after Michael Bay 2", 2019

Abstraction after Michael Bay 2, 2019

Oil on linen on panel, 16" x 20"

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Depicted is an oil painting by Jerrin Wagstaff titled "Yiwu", 2019

Yiwu 2019

Oil on panel, 16" x 16"

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Depicted is an oil painting by Jerrin Wagstaff titled "Small World 1", 2019

Small World 1, 2019

Oil on panel, 14" x 18"

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Depicted is an oil painting by Jerrin Wagstaff titled "Aftermath 1", 2019

Aftermath, 2019

Oil on linen on panel, 16" x 20"

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Depicted is an oil painting by Jerrin Wagstaff titled "Estate", 2019

Estate, 2019

Oil on linen on panel, 16" x 20"

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Depicted is an oil painting by Jerrin Wagstaff titled "Biebs Directing Traffic in the Hamptons", 2019

Biebs Directing Traffic in the Hamptons, 2019

Oil on linen on panel, 16" x 20"

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Depicted is an oil painting by Jerrin Wagstaff titled "North Korea: World Cup Champions 2", 2020

North Korea: World Cup Champions 2, 2020

Oil on canvas, 48" x 48"

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Depicted is an oil painting by Jerrin Wagstaff titled "APocalypse 2", 2020     Depicted is an oil painting by Jerrin Wagstaff titled "Apocalypse 2", 2020

Apocalypse 2 , 2019

Oil on panel, Diptych, L - 14" x 18", R - 12" x 16"

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Depicted is an oil painting by Jerrin Wagstaff titled "Kim Deal (I'm in a state)", 2020

Kim Deal (I'm in a state) , 2020

Oil on canvas, 48" x 60"

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Depicted is an oil painting by Jerrin Wagstaff titled "Small World 2", 2020

Small World 2, 2020

Oil on canvas, 48" x 48"

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Depicted is an oil painting by Jerrin Wagstaff titled "Mattke-Sands", 2020

Mattek-Sands, 2020

Oil on canvas, 48" x 60"

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Depicted is an oil painting by Jerrin Wagstaff titled "Aftermath 2", 2020

Aftermath 2, 2020

Oil on canvas, 60" x 72"

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