JERKFACE - QUIET AS KEPT

December 9th 2022 to January 29th 2023
Los Angeles
Maddox Gallery is proud to present Quiet As Kept, the hotly anticipated exhibition of new paintings by the US artist, Jerkface, opening December 9th at Maddox Gallery LA.

Each work features an iconic cartoon character, boldly reworked and recontextualised; capturing nostalgia for both the artist and the collector. These are world-famous characters, but not as we know them; the subjects include Elmo from Sesame Street being sucked down a whirlpool; Tom pitted against a score of identical Jerry’s; and Papa Smurf flying a plane at night, above a sea of other Smurfs.

“My aim”, Jerkface says, “is to capture nostalgia both for myself and for those who grew up appreciating the same things as I did… My source material may be unoriginal, but the originality – and the challenge – comes in how I adapt it.”

Quiet as Kept is Jerkface's second exhibition with Maddox – following the sell-out show Villainy, held in Mayfair in 2021. Demand for Jerkface’s work is greater than ever, making Quiet as Kept a must-see.

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