“Fade to Black” is an homage to the dark palette and beautiful gray tones created in black and gray tattoo work and black ink lithography. The two media, when done at a high level give deep, rich, and silky transitions between the tonal variations within the gray-scale. With this body of work I attempt to achieve similar tonal variations through different media and applications while still holding true to these sources.
By removing the color from my usually color full work I also create a darker visual mood. This mood for me is inspired by the onset of another Midwest winter. With it comes shorter colder days and deeper darker human emotions. As a boy growing up in Southern California, I rarely was stung by the bitter cold of a long winter. Over the last few years I have been learning to embrace what comes with this season. This year I chose to draw inspiration from this darkness and attempt to create something rich and beautiful. I hope you enjoy “Fade to Black”
- Jeremy Sweet
To view more of Jeremy’s work, visit www.jeremysweet.com
Opening Reception: Friday, December 2, 7pm-11pm
Exhibition Dates: December 2-January 1