Jesse Edwards

Let's Watch TV All Day

6817

OCT 10 - NOV 21, 2015

EDWJ_0211

Rabbit Hole

2015 

Under and over glazes on stoneware 

18 x 19 inches (45.72 x 48.26 cm)

EDWJ_0208

The Simpsons 

2015 

Under and over glazes on stoneware 

18 x 19 inches (45.72 x 48.26 cm)

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Cheshire Cat 

2015 

Under and over glazes on stoneware 

18 x 19 inches (45.72 x 48.26 cm)

EDWJ_0210

Mickey trying to conduct the universe 

2015 

Under and over glazes on stoneware 

18 x 19 inches (45.72 x 48.26 cm)

EDWJ_0171

Mario 8-1, 1996 

2014 

Under and over glazes on stoneware 

11 x 10 inches (27.94 x 25.4 cm)

EDWJ_0199

Cheshire Cat 

2015 

Under and over glazes on stoneware 

18 x 19 inches (45.72 x 48.26 cm)

EDWJ_0160

Isn’t it sad that Wylie Coyote is remembered for his violence and not his brilliant cave paintings? 

2014 

Under and over glazes on stoneware 

11 x 10 inches (27.94 x 25.4 cm)

EDWJ_0161

Stressed Out Sylvester 

2014 

Under and over glazes on stoneware 

11 x 10 inches (27.94 x 25.4 cm)

EDWJ_0204

Mickey TEED off 

2015 

Under and over glazes on stoneware 

11 x 10 inches (27.94 x 25.4 cm)

EDWJ_0156

Bugs Bunny & Yosemite Sam Getting Married 

2014 

Under and over glazes on stoneware 

11 x 10 inches (27.94 x 25.4 cm)

EDWJ_0091

Snow White Fondling a Dwarf’s Penis (Fond) 

2014 

Under and over glazes on stoneware 

18 x 19 x 2 inches (45.7 x 48.3 x 5.1 cm)

EDWJ_0088

Two Women Exploring Each Others Bodies (Avenues) 

2014 

Under and over glazes on stoneware 

18 x 19 x 2 inches (45.7 x 48.3 x 5.1 cm)

EDWJ_0081

British Football Team Masturbating in Locker Room (Wang) 

2014 

Under and over glazes on stoneware 

18 x 19 x 2 inches (45.7 x 48.3 x 5.1 cm)

EDWJ_0087

Twerk Dancers in Music Video (Twerk) 

2014 

Under and over glazes on stoneware 

18 x 19 x 2 inches (45.72 x 48.26 x 5.08 cm)

EDWJ_0168

Bob Ross 

2014 

Under and over glazes on stoneware 

11 x 10 inches (27.94 x 25.4 cm)

EDWJ_0170

Joker Episode 

2014 

Under and over glazes on stoneware 

11 x 10 inches (27.94 x 25.4 cm)

EDWJ_0177

SID 

2014 

Under and over glazes on stoneware 

11 x 10 inches (27.94 x 25.4 cm)

EDWJ_0164

House of Cards 

2013 

Under and over glazes on stoneware 

21 1/2 x 9 x 9 inches (54.61 x 22.86 x 22.86 cm)

EDWJ_0207

Ball and chain vase

2015

Under and over glazes on stoneware

16 x 12 x 15 inches (40.64 x 30.48 x 38.1 cm)

EDWJ_0209

Ball and chain vase 

2015 

Under and over glazes on stoneware 

16 x 12 x 15 inches (40.64 x 30.48 x 38.1 cm)

EDWJ_0016

Woman in Window 

2013 

Ceramic with over and under glazes 

5 x 3 x 3/4 inches (12.7 x  7.6 x 5.1 cm)

EDWJ_0098

Naked Young Man Covered in a Sheet 

2011 

Ceramic with over and under glazes 

5 x 3 x 3/4 inches (12.7 x  7.6 x 5.1 cm)

EDWJ_0101

Girl on Knees with Cell Phone 

2011 

Ceramic with over and under glazes 

5 x 3 x 3/4 inches (12.7 x  7.6 x 5.1 cm)

EDWJ_0106

Intimate Portrait of a Blonde 

2011 

Ceramic with under and over glazes 

5 x 3 x 3/4 inches (12.7 x  7.6 x 5.1 cm)

EDWJ_0109

Red-haired Nude on Blue 

2011

Ceramic with under and over glazes 

4 x 2 1/4 x 3/4 inches (10.2 x 5.7 x 1.3 cm)

EDWJ_0099

Man Taking Bathroom Selfie 

2011 

Ceramic with over and under glazes 

5 x 3 x 3/4 inches (12.7 x  7.6 x 5.1 cm)

EDWJ_0104

Dick Pick Power Pose 

2011 

Ceramic with over and under glazes 

5 x 3 x 3/4 inches (12.7 x  7.6 x 5.1 cm)

EDWJ_0110

Google Search 

2013

Ceramic with under and over glazes 

4 x 2 1/2 x 1 inches (10.16 x 6.35 x 2.54 cm)

EDWJ_0102

Naked Models in Bed 

2011 

Ceramic with over and under glazes 

5 x 4 x 1 inches (12.7 x 10.2 x 3.2 cm) 

EDWJ_0017

Female close-up 

2013 

Ceramic with over and under glazes 

5 x 4 x 1 inches (12.7 x 10.2 x 3.2 cm) 

EDWJ_0107

Woman Fondling Woman 

2011 

Ceramic with under and over glazes 

5 x 4 x 1 inches (12.7 x 10.2 x 3.2 cm) 

EDWJ_0103

Naked Boys on a Couch 

2011 

Ceramic with over and under glazes 

5 x 4 x 1 inches (12.7 x 10.2 x 3.2 cm) 

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Kissing Couple 

2011 

Ceramic with over and under glazes 

5 x 4 x 1 inches (12.7 x 10.2 x 3.2 cm) 

EDWJ_0105

Possible Blow Job 

2011 

Ceramic with over and under glazes 

5 x 4 x 1 inches (12.7 x 10.2 x 3.2 cm) 

EDWJ_0108

Long-haired Man Masturbating 

2011 

Ceramic with under and over glazes 

5 x 4 x 1 in. (12.7 x 10.2 x 3.2 cm) 

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Still Life with Coke Can and EBT Card 

2012 

Oil on linen 

11 x 14 inches (27.94 x 10.16 cm)

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8 ball, Pipe, and 7-11 Lighter 

2013 - 2014 

Oil on linen 

14 x 16 inches (35.56 x 40.64 cm)

EDWJ_0116

8 ball and White Lighter 

2013 - 2014 

Oil on linen 

17 x 13 inches (43.18 x 7.62 cm)

EDWJ_0120

Glass Pipe and Green Lighter 

2013 - 2014 

Oil on linen 

10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.32 cm)

EDWJ_0118

8 ball and White Lighter II 

2013 - 2014 

Oil on linen 

14 x 16 inches (35.56 x 40.64 cm)

EDWJ_0117

8 ball and Visine 

2013 - 2014 

Oil on linen 

18 x 17 inches (45.72 x 43.18 cm)

EDWJ_0061

Bong and Twinkies 

2005 

Oil on canvas 

20 x 25 inches (50.8 x 63.5 cm)

Press Release

6817
6817 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
 
6817 is pleased to present Let's Watch TV All Day, an exhibition of recent paintings and ceramics by Jesse Edwards. This is the artist's first solo show in Los Angeles. 

Let's Watch TV All Day will feature a series of ceramic televisions in which Edwards uses familiar imagery: Disney characters, Super Mario, the Simpsons, Bob Ross, and porn stars. Edwards comments on contemporary society's obsession with visual stimulation by portraying subject matter that is universally recognizable, images that the American public spends much of their time looking at. Edwards' ceramic cell phones with pornographic images further this idea; many of these are "selfies," cell phone photos often sent via text. 
 
In his still life paintings, Edwards portrays drug paraphernalia, soda cans, junk food, flowers, and similar every day objects. Edwards historicizes American counterculture by representing these items in a traditional still life format.  
 
Jesse Edwards (b. 1977, Hayden Lake, ID) lives and works in New York, NY. Edwards studied oil painting at Cornish College of the Arts and the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle and later studied ceramics with Charles Krafft. He worked with Chuck Close, a well known photo-realist painter, from late 2012 to early 2013.

On October 26, a monograph of Jesse Edwards' work will be released and will be available for sale at the exhibition. The catalogue is being published by Vito Schnabel and includes an interview with Alison Gingeras and an essay by David Rimanelli. 
 
The exhibition will be open October 9 - November 21, Tuesday through Saturday from 11am-5pm.