Curated by Jody Zellen
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Inspired by the absurd humor of the Surrealists and George Herriman's "Krazy Kat" comics, "Airplanes", 2004, pits yellow airplanes against green ones in an epic battle. As the battle unfolds, pink airplanes appear as a common enemy to both sides. Other influences for this piece include Japanese screen paintings such as 'Scenes from the Tale of Heike', and Henry Darger's novel "In the Realms of the Unreal".
Jay Stuckey is a Los Angeles based artist. He earned his M.F.A. from the Art Institute in Chicago, and his B.A. from Brown University, with Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude honors. During the last four years Stuckey's subject matter toggles between images of World War Two airplanes engaged in perpetual dog fights, and mummies roaming through post-apocalyptic landscapes. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Strand On Volta in Washington, D.C., and a group exhibition at Cell Project Space in London, England. Upcoming exhibitions include a solo show at Abel, Raum Fur Neue Kunst in Berlin, Germany.