Vancouver artist Jeremy Shaw (aka March 21) interprets the youth subcultures – rave, skateboard and hiphop/grafitti – that he participates in. His new video installation, DMT , is an intense octagonal space that highlights the disjunctions of social communication. While watching the subjects high on the hallucinogenic drug, DMT, and reading their attempts to describe the out of body experience, we become both seduced and repelled by these hyper-real portraits. A recent graduate of Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Jeremy Shaw (aka March 21) exhibitions include The Theme for Tonight ( Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver), Video Heroes (Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montreal and Cambridge Galleries) and I am a Curator (Chisenhale Gallery, London). He is also an electronic musician and has an extensive discography.
A catalogue produced by PHG accompanies the exhibition. It includes a forward by curator, Helga Pakasaar and essays by Clint Burnham, a writer and teacher at Capilano College, and Monika Szewczyk.
The artist is represented by Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver. Generous assistance for this exhibition procided by bob Rennie, Rennie Management, Vancouver.
Lecture on the artist’s work by Clint Burham followed by a discussion with Jeremy Shaw: Saturday October 9 , 2 pm.