Jeremy Eaton is an acclaimed English artist who will have a show at Secret Headquarters in LA this Friday. The subject is his Cartoon Jumbles that mash up popular cartoonesque icons, like a Danger Mouse of the canvas.
What: ENGLISH ARTIST JEREMY EATON TO TAKE LIBERTIES WITH VENERABLE AMERICAN ARTFORM ON 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND!
When: Friday, July 3rd, from 8-10 PM, at
Where: Secret Headquarters on 3817 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026
English artist Jeremy Eaton will unveil nearly two dozen new and recent works in his popular series of Cartoon Jumbles illustrated paintings, featuring the irreverent pairings of cartoon icons including Uncle Sam & Uncle Scrooge, Fred Flintstone & Alley Oop, Little Lulu & Wonder Woman, The Yellow Kid & Mr. Natural and Mark Trail & Bullwinkle, all rendered in soft gouache watercolor tones and ink, on austere, pulp-hewn manila paper.
Called Guston-like by preeminent Seattle art critic, Regina Hackett (Seattle Post-Intelligencer), Eaton’s delicate yet forceful paintings are full of surprises and deft trickery, with numerous unexpected shapes appearing within their thoughtful cross-pollinations. Having commenced upon the series during the Spring of 2008, the artist, best known for his early ’90s comics published by Fantagraphics, Kitchen Sink and other alternative imprints, has created more than three dozen of the paintings, many of which will be included in the Secret Headquarters show, made available for purchase for the very first time. Response to the enigmatic series has been strong throughout the cartooning community, and beyond. It seems Eaton’s plucky disassembling of such well-loved characters as Mr. Magoo, Charlie Brown, Nancy and Bugs Bunny, has pushed some notoriously opinionated buttons.
We esp. like Lotta Galactus, below: