The Development: Justin Wheatley Solo Exhibition

Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 29, 2018

The Development: Justin Wheatley Solo Exhibition

September 1st - September 29th, 2018

Opening reception: September 1st, 6-9pm

It’s nice to be at that moment of life, the one where you are 37 going on 40, living exactly—if not better than—how you had planned. Having a wife, and kids, and a job you love. It’s great. But I can’t help thinking “what if?” What if, instead of living in a seventy-year-old brick cottage on a street that’s sort of attached to a neighborhood, we could live in one of those brand-new neighborhoods. Those neighborhoods that are full of happy people in our same life situation. The ones with parks and running paths and lakes. The ones that have houses built to look like brownstones classic cape cods. What if we could live in Daybreak or Traverse Mountain or Holladay Quarter?

This body of work is my own way of dealing with the reality that our neighbors are old and so are their houses. It is, to me, both humorous and sincere. As much as I don’t want to be part of those Disney-like developments, wouldn’t it be nice?

In the work, the homes are synonymous to people. Some have thin facades and are in search of depth or a foundation. Some crowd together in cliques. Some are content on their own. They desperately try to be different yet are so very similar to each other. They all stand by the virtues of their own development.

 

The Development: Justin Wheatley Solo Exhibition
September 1st - September 29th, 2018 Opening reception: September 1st, 6-9pm It’s nice to be at that moment of life, the one where you are 37 going on 40, living exactly—if not better than—how you had planned. Having a wife, and kids, and a job you love. It’s great. But I can’t help thinking “what if?” What if, instead of living in a seventy-year-old brick cottage on a street that’s sort of attached to a neighborhood, we could live in one of those brand-new neighborhoods. Those neighborhoods that are full of happy people in our same life situation. The ones with parks and running paths and lakes. The ones that have houses built to look like brownstones classic cape cods. What if we could live in Daybreak or Traverse Mountain or Holladay Quarter? This body of work is my own way of dealing with the reality that our neighbors are old and so are their houses. It is, to me, both humorous and sincere. As much as I don’t want to be part of those Disney-like developments, wouldn’t it be nice? In the work, the homes are synonymous to people. Some have thin facades and are in search of depth or a foundation. Some crowd together in cliques. Some are content on their own. They desperately try to be different yet are so very similar to each other. They all stand by the virtues of their own development.
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Abend Gallery
Denver
CO
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The Ants Go Marching, 2018
Justin Wheatley

The Ants Go Marching, 2018

Acyrlic on panel

36 x 36 in

$3,300.00

Woodland
Justin Wheatley

Woodland

Acrylic on panel

35 x 35 in

$3,200.00

The Misfits
Justin Wheatley

The Misfits

Acrylic on panel

16 x 16 in

$800.00

The Failed Attempt at Avoiding the Inevitable
Justin Wheatley

The Failed Attempt at Avoiding the Inevitable

Acrylic on panel

18 x 18 in

$1,100.00

Siblings
Justin Wheatley

Siblings

Acrylic on panel

24 x 24 in

$1,950.00

San Fernando
Justin Wheatley

San Fernando

Acrylic on panel

18 x 18 in

$1,100.00

Millennial Dusk
Justin Wheatley

Millennial Dusk

Acrylic on panel

18 x 18 in

$1,100.00

March of the Millennials
Justin Wheatley

March of the Millennials

Acrylic on panel

36 x 36 in

$2,600.00

Kamas
Justin Wheatley

Kamas

Acrylic on panel

24 x 24 in

$1,950.00

Huddling within Walls
Justin Wheatley

Huddling within Walls

Acrylic on panel

24 x 24 in

$1,950.00

Hide and Seek
Justin Wheatley

Hide and Seek

Acrylic on panel

18 x 18 in

$1,100.00

Bring it On
Justin Wheatley

Bring it On

Acrylic on panel

30 x 30 in

$2,600.00

A Second Home on the Beach
Justin Wheatley

A Second Home on the Beach

Acrylic on panel

36 x 36 in

$3,300.00

Morning Pep Talk
Justin Wheatley

Morning Pep Talk

Acrylic on panel

36 x 36 in

$3,300.00

The Reunion, 2018
Justin Wheatley

The Reunion, 2018

Acyrlic on panel

36 x 36 in

$3,300.00

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