Steve Turner Gallery presents Cartoons Too, a solo exhibition by Yung Jake, also known as Jake Patterson (Art BFA 12), running through Saturday, March 28 at the Los Angeles gallery.
Cartoons Too marks the artist’s return to painting after a decade of creating rap videos and digital collage works. The vivid oil portraits, many of which are of Yung Jake himself, are painted over metal supports and feature characters from a variety of cartoon series surrounding the subject. Cartoons Too, Yung Jake’s sixth solo exhibition at the gallery, is running concurrently with Canadian artist Hannah Epstein’s solo exhibition of AI-generated works Making Bets in a Burning House.
Yung Jake is a multidisciplinary LA-based artist whose practice melds hip hop, technology, and social media. He came to prominence with his rap videos like his interactive HTML5 music video E.m-bed.de/d, as well as his digital celebrity portraits comprised of emojis. In 2013, his idiosyncratic music video Datamosh screened at AFI Fest and the Sundance Film Festival. He received nominations for the Grand Jury Prize at both, and was named by LA Weekly as the breakout art star of the latter.
Through Saturday, March 28, 2020
Steve Turner Gallery
6830 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles