Fort Works Art is thrilled to present artist Jeremy Joel's first solo exhibition, A Beatbox Caviar.
Unconventional in style, Joel’s highly-personal painting and installation works serve as a peephole into his past, offering a reflection on his upbringing and life-events that have forged his world view.
Complicated and multi-layered, A Beatbox Caviar will explore deep-seeded topics including familial bonds and the tendency toward repetitive cycles of generational behavior patterns. Leveraging both his personal misfortunes and celebrations, the intriguing showcase will highlight Joel’s interpretation of past and future generations of his family, including his relationship with his father and son.
A self-taught artist, Joel has been active in the burgeoning Fort Worth arts scene for over a decade. Since 2007, he has produced a recognizable lineup of works that includes murals for CUT Hair Salon, Urban Outfitters, Spiral Diner, Daggett Montessori, Brik Venue, Inspiration Alley in The Foundry District and a three-part mural for FWISD. Since transitioning to canvas work, he has continued to cultivate a distinctive style. His raw and edgy pieces incorporate a strong personal iconography with found materials and text elements that enhance their narrative, “story scene” aspects, reflecting his fascinating past, the denial of absolutes in his belief system.
A Beatbox Caviar opens May 9, 2018 and runs through June 30. A special Opening Reception will be held on May 12, 2018 and will include a rooftop performance by California-based artist Nesma Jones.