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NEW ADDRESS: Bäckerbreitergang 75, 20355 Hamburg, Germany

GRAND OPENING: SAT, May 29, 8 – 11 p.m.

EXHIBITION: Jeremy Fish | The Road Less Traveled

RUNNING TIME: May 29 - Jun 25, 2010

Artist website: sillypinkbunnies.com

Available artwork by Jeremy Fish at heliumcowboy artspaceImpression from the construction site of the new heliumcowboy artspace.
heliumcowboy artspace is extremely pleased to announce the official opening party of the NEW gallery space at Bäckerbreitergang 75, in the neighborhood of St. Pauli on Saturday 29 of May at 8 p.m.

Our new residence is a beautiful historical brick stone building, formerly used by the city of Hamburg as the Lost & Found. The downstairs area offers our artists 170 sqm of exhibition space, as well as a studio for installation work on site. With this step, heliumcowboy artspace expands and moves from its temporary location at Hachmannplatz to the heart of town – to the neighborhood of St. Pauli, where it has been founded by Jörg Heikhaus in 2003.

Since its opening, the gallery has showcased over 26 local and international artists, such as Nina Braun, Casey McKee, Alex Diamond, Boris Hoppek, Jon Burgerman, moki, or Victor Castillo, to name a few. Additionally, the gallery has participated on established international Art Fairs, such as SCOPE Miami, New York, and Basel and lately on VOLTA Art Fair in Basel and New York.

We are very happy to welcome a shooting star of the US-Westcoast to inaugurate the new and unique gallery location: San Francisco based artist Jeremy Fish will be present to set up his solo exhibition The Road Less Traveled in Hamburg.

Via his roadtrip with stopovers in Austin, Denver, Pittsburg, Seattle, but also in Cologne at Arty Farty gallery, Jeremy will bring along a whole body of new works – transforming our gallery space into a world with symbols and characters that he had been developing over the past ten years.

Jeremy’s art is about storytelling through imageries which combine the pop with the gothic. He finds his visual motifs in his everyday environment, thus, observations and impressions of the urban life can be tracked down as the source for narration. Consequently, his current project The Road Less Traveled is based on the idea of showing six different exhibitions on six different locations.

By setting out for new places, Jeremy takes his fortune into his own hands: he pitches his stories into the world and, at the same time, he seeks for new inspiration for his imageries:

"The Road Less Traveled is an expanding year long project about traveling to new places, making new friends, and feeding my archive with strange new experiences and situations to build works that reflect these times and travels." (Jeremy Fish)

Jeremy Fish (*1974 in Albany, New York) lives and works in San Francisco, California. He received a degree in Fine Arts at SF Art Institute in 1998, and applied his visions to skateboard decks by Think, REAL and The Unbelievers. He worked with Nike Skateboarding designing the Air Classic SB shoe, and has also collaborated with hip-hop artist Aesop Rock for several projects and the album The Next Best Thing. Until today, Jeremy Fish’s work receives increasing international popularity. He works his designs on to t-shirts, skateboards, and vinyl toys, and launched his own clothing company superFishal. Furthermore, his art is shown in exhibitions worldwide. 

Last winter, the Laguna Beach Art Museum opened Weathering the storm, the artist's first museum solo show. At present, his work is part of group shows at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and at the Urban Superstar show at the MADRE Museum in Naples, Italy. 

Text by Isabel Abele 

Jeremy Fish will be attending the opening reception and also be available for interviews.

For any press related questions, please contact Isabel Abele by mail to i@heliumcowboy.com or
by phone to +49 - (0)40 - 484 088 60.

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