Jeremy Fish: “Listen And Learn” Art Exhibit

June 16, 2011

(above: Jeremy Fish listens to stories by Snoop Dogg, Bryan Coons, Mike Giant and Aesop Rock)

I like Jeremy Fish’s stuff.  It’s not pretentious.  It’s not complicated.  It’s not trying to be something it’s not.  When he nails it, his art just seems to hit the right note.  Although his subject matter is often taken from everyday life, Fish finds a way to push the envelope in his execution, making the piece into something charming and–most importantly–fun to look at.

His latest show, at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York, “puts stories and storytellers front and center as Fish demonstrates the enduring appeal of storytelling in popular culture. The exhibition features assorted tales from a wide swath of contemporary life-including from artists, skateboarders, rappers, athletes, a stripper, a cop, and a historian-which Fish has reinterpreted in lovingly realized painted works. Rendered in acrylic on hand-cut wood panels, these thirty “story paintings” are accompanied by audio recordings of the source tales recounted by the original storytellers, available to gallery visitors on MP3 players and headphones mounted next to each work.”

If I wasn’t in Europe, I’d be at this show.  If for no other reason than to see the Snoop Dogg painting, and find out the end of the story where he “pulled out hs worm.”



  1. ts4u on June 28, 2011 at 12:48 am

    that’s just great :O……..i know you have 2 mins to check this out

  2. rdedre on June 20, 2011 at 8:10 am

    As a biggest fan of your music and as a graphic design student I can really appreciate you and your blog. I just wanna thank you for sharing all the cool things that you publish in your blog. Art, music, and all the random things are all in this same blog, and I visit your blog every day! We share just the same interests, so every little thing you publish in your blog is just like meant for me. Thank you Mike, you’re my true idol!

    And what about a Q&A-post some day? 😉

  3. Ashikin on June 18, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    although I don’t really understand the artistic world, but i’m totally having good laugh watching those ^^ so amaze & totally cute! especially the one’s that keep saying the f word ;p

  4. thegrandkaidbz on June 18, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Holding the Gold, It’s so Gold, It’s so Golden y’all, Golden Cobra!

  5. nutritionelles on June 18, 2011 at 10:40 am

    how nice. I just can’t stop smiling when I watch his works (:

  6. thegluelpfan on June 18, 2011 at 6:19 am

    It’s like painting the imagination and stories of others…pretty unique 🙂 I’d love to go see that show

  7. cincybmxlpfreak on June 17, 2011 at 8:25 am

    =-O Oh. My. God. I couldn’t be any more intrigued! Wow…I wish I could check this out. I have a friend that just left for NY yesterday. I’ll have to tell her about it and tell her to check it out for me.

  8. an2202be on June 17, 2011 at 7:28 am

    … shame it’s not in Europe

  9. an2202be on June 17, 2011 at 7:22 am

    I see, charming and fun to look at is a great way to describe his art… Looks like your art has some (just a bit) influences of his, am I right? Love the art though!

  10. dcl1982 on June 17, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Yeah, I’m a fan now, too! His work seems awesome!

    PS. About the Snoop Dogg story: You are a sick, sick man, Mike! LOL

  11. Orion on June 17, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Wow now i’m a fan of Jeremy Fish. Love the style!

  12. evooba on June 16, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Sounds like something random and unique. Must be a great and pretty interesting art show. Too bad you’re gonna miss it :/ Maybe you’ll have the chance to check it out when you return from tour 😉 (if the show is still running)

  13. kathyxx on June 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    These are so random. I like the concept. I need to move to a city someday.

    Part of me wishes I hadn’t skipped Snoop’s set.

  14. argol8489 on June 16, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I will love to attend, mike probably get another chance to see these paintings, do not worry.

  15. Alexandra Nofi on June 16, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    @1:04 WIN!

    Why does this only have a handful of comments??? What the hell? This is art at it’s finest, somebody seriously took two things that I love to do, tell stories and illustrate, and put them together! I could listen to his art all day 😀

  16. larissaevelynrm on June 16, 2011 at 3:31 pm

  17. minguadeviver on June 16, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Yes, it’s original.

  18. millalp94 on June 16, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    cool !:D

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