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Jan. 31 – Metallicus: Art Opening for Jeremy Ian Harvey

Jan. 31 – Metallicus: Art Opening for Jeremy Ian Harvey

Ferndale, MI –  On Friday, Jan. 31 from 7-11pm is the Metallicus exhibit by Jeremy Ian Harvey at Hudson Industrial Furnishings, 3259 Hilton in Ferndale.

Harvey wrote:

“In my opinion, this show “Metallicus” is my most ambitious and polished solo thing that I’ve done so far. I bit off way more then I could chew but I loved every bite.
The concept to the show is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time but I’m always years behind schedule with what I want to get done.
Metallicus is my big mythological renaissance fantasy art show. It’s an homage to the art of the 1500s.
I’ve always loved medieval period ink print illustrations and for this show I’ve picked out a bunch to do my own artistic interpretations of. Each piece is from an actual woodcut, etching or pen and ink illustration from 500 years ago.
Some topics include fairy tails, astronomy, old world maps, blueprints for Davinci’s inventions, biblical imagery, a wild assortment of strange monsters.
There are works from Heronimus Bosch, Leonardo Davinci, Albrecht Dürer, Martin Schongauer and a lot who I discovered while doing research for the show.
I wanted to use a very specific color palette for this body of work including lots and lots of metallic paint. The metallics are a standout visual factor. Every painting has some area that’s saturated in gold, bronze, copper or silver. Typical backgrounds are copper skies with gold clouds or bronze oceans with silver ripples.
I knew right away that I was going to spend a lot of time on the show.
Every piece is predominantly linework and I wanted each line to ooze confidence. Nine months of long nights were spent tiny brush noodling in the studio. It’s the most I’ve ever worn my glasses.
I created Metallicus as a loving tribute to an incredible century for art history. I wanted to honor the craftsmanship of the originals and put in as much attention to detail as possible.
Some of the original works I’ve been a fan since I bought framed Xerox copies as a 80s teenager at the Renesance festival. Other artists were newly stumbled upon like the grear Pieter van der Borcht who is a current obsession.
About 90% of the show is medieval themed. There’s also a couple Bowies, a Harriet Tubman tribute and I refurbished two older pieces. Even though their content is different, they all share the same color palette.
I’m excited about the show. It came out way better then how I had it in my head. I’m excited for everyone to see this work in person (I could not get one jpeg that I was happy with). And I’m really excited to start painting the next show which will be a sequel.”
All ages are welcome and there will be a live sound installation tailored by Henry Birdeye and Eric Perry.

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