Inspired by historical ornamentation techniques, Jeremy Earhart‘s sculptures possess Baroque characteristics that have been reinvented for modern culture and its obsession with the shiny and the new. His work is complicit in the way it reflects back society’s materialistic nature and its infatuation with ostentatious and garish objects. There is irony in that these sculptures themselves are now such objects.
Constructed by hand using traditional craft methods, Earhart’s pieces are complex labyrinths of lurid and contrasting materials. He mixes the translucent, the opaque and the reflective, with components made from tinted plexiglass, pearlescent and clear acrylic, mirror, string, and fluorescent paint. The artist draws on objects from his childhood, relics and souvenirs, as well as music and album cover art, as his influences.
Earhart’s work evokes feelings of nostalgia, while also awakening curiosity. His sculptures take on a life of their own; symbols and shapes blur and contort as they are taken out of their original context and combined to create new narratives within each structure.