Praise Shadows Art Gallery will be opening the first solo exhibition in Boston by the New York-based artist Jon Burgerman this coming July 8 to August 8, 2021. Along with this, the artist will be on site creating a mural for the gallery, on which they’ll install new canvases, works on paper, and more.
Eye Candy embodies the world of Burgerman’s characters through works in various media from drawing, painting, to three-dimensional collectible items and books.Burgerman’s creations manifest themselves in amusement, often an effort to make him laugh or distract his thoughts from outside pressures. This became particularly heightened during the lockdown in 2020.
“Art is my route of escape, not only from the world around me but the anxieties inside of me,” says the artist. “I wanted to create a joyful, colourful space for people to visit, that shares how I managed to cope with the lockdown by focusing my attention on play and creativity. Hopefully visitors will come away with some of that energy and feel creatively inspired themselves.”
Jon Burgerman (b. 1979, Birmingham UK) has been a practicing artist for over 20 years. His instantly recognisable art has been exhibited all over the world from DIY exhibition spaces to museums to even the White House. His works are held in the permanent collections of institutions including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.