Jack Hanley Gallery East Hampton is pleased to present Caress, a solo exhibition of works by Jeffrey Cheung. Caress, Jeffrey Cheung’s first solo exhibition with Jack Hanley Gallery, includes new paintings by the artist. The works feature androgynous figures - naked and portrayed in various shapes and body types. Entangled, holding or touching each other, their bodies and various body parts unite among visibly happy faces. The use of bold colors and playful outlines further indicates a sense of joy in these artworks. Cheung’s paintings celebrate diversity and create positive images that include queer, trans people and people of color. This message is not only conveyed through paintings but also expanded onto skateboard decks and Unity, a platform encompassing print, publishing, music and skateboarding that carves out an inclusive space for the QTBIPOC community.
Jeffrey Cheung (born 1989 in Castro Valley, CA) lives and works in Oakland, CA. He’s had solo exhibitions at New Image Art (L.A., CA), Hashimoto Contemporary (San Francisco, CA), BimBam Gallery (Paris, FR) and Pt. 2 (Oakland, CA). He’s been included in group exhibitions including Jeffrey Deitch (L.A., CA) and V1 (Copenhagen, DK). His work and platform Unity that he runs with his partner Gabriel Ramirez have been featured in The New York Times among other publications.
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