SHOW ROOM presents...

THE JAMIE PROJECT

With Andrew Guenther and Derrick B. Harden

 

 

SEPT 13 - SEPT 21, 2014

 

 

 

 

Derrick B. Harden, also known as ‘Dear Derrick’, is pleased to announce the next chapter of his curatorial journey. The Jamie Project is a two-weekend showcase opening on Saturday, September 13, featuring a music release and the works of artist Andrew Guenther at SHOW ROOM | Gowanus in Brooklyn, New York.


The Jamie Project is the title of a music compilation by Dear Derrick, named after what really inspired him to continue producing and performing his musical talents and her name is Jamie. If love and admiration can move mountains this album and art show are testament. The Jamie Project EP consists of four tracks that are very different from Dear Derrick's previous (notorious) art-conceptual mixtapes. It provides a smooth, feel-good tale of when a thug falls in love. Join us for this very special moment of its release.


Like the music of Dear Derrick, Andrew Guenther's work is also inspired by deeply personal experiences, translated and distilled to universal themes of self in order to transcend ego. Guenther's work combines multidimensional ideas and flattens them into two-dimensional spaces. As he puts it best, "I fill blank spaces with vivid depictions of daydreams." Guenther pushes color and form, all the while acknowledging the absurdity of contemporary culture and artifice. In his work, we see the reduction of internal conflict to the likes of invented 8-bit video game screenshots and self-aware figures in space rendered transparent with organs in plain view.

     
   

 

          Andrew Guenther
Splitting Off, 2007
Acrylic on canvas
60" x 50"
 

Andrew Guenther
Chemical Ride Level 2, 2014
Acrylic on canvas
24" x 18"

Andrew Guenther
Smoke and Money, 2014
Acrylic on canvas
23" x 18"
Andrew Guenther
Cola Level 1, 1 - Up, 2014
Acrylic on canvas
36" x 36"

Andrew Guenther
Gesture, 2013
Acrylic on canvas
70" x 50"