Jared Joslin: Shadow of the Silver Moon Exhibition

It’s the feeling that you don’t necessarily fit within your own time. You’re drawn to the past in ways you can’t quite understand… Jared Joslin

Two of Jared Joslin’s recent oil paintings, The Panther and the Zebra and Moonlit Starlet

My admiration for the visionary Joslin posse knows no bounds. If there were any way for me to make the reception for Jared’s solo exhibition in Beverly Hills tomorrow night (August 14th), I’d be there with bells on (as well as a pair of schmancy silk stockings with seams up the back, and possibly one of those vintage, beaded cloche hats). Alas, in a strange twist of fate, I’ll be in the Joslin’s own city of Chicago, no doubt weeping disconsolately into a plastic cup of draft beer in the corner of some rock club. So glamorous.

Metropolis by Jared Joslin (2008)

I urge our readers in Southern California to attend the reception in my stead. Don’t miss the opportunity to bask in the breathtaking elegance, mystery and nostalgia of Jared’s recent work, a collection of oil paintings entitled Shadow of the Silver Moon. Quoting the press release:

In the Shadow of the Silver Moon, a spectrum of intriguing characters spring to life. There is a Dietrich-esque emcee, striking her silver-tipped cane against the parquet floor. An alluring chanteuse beckons with her sparkling eyes and an elaborately costumed fan dancer strikes an elegant, sinuous pose.

Performers and patrons are caught in the swirl of the evening, yet remain lost in their own private reveries. Under the Shadow of the Silver Moon, while the band is playing, mysteries hidden behind the eyes linger in the air, like fireflies in the night.

The exhibition runs through September 13, 2008 at the Yarger/Strauss Fine Art.

6 Responses to “Jared Joslin: Shadow of the Silver Moon Exhibition”

  1. Nadya Says:

    I’m going to go to this! I cannot wait to go there and meet Jessica and Jared in person. Finally!

  2. gooby Says:

    Jared’s work inspires much drool. He is quite a talent. My heart skipped a beat the first time I perused his web gallery. If the show were 300 miles closer, I’d be all over it!

  3. Nadya Says:

    I went – it was amazing! It was a very nice turnout and the gallery space was very fancy. Jared’s paintings are HUGE.

    Finally met Jessica, and she’s really sweet. I recommended that she and Jared hit the Museum of Jurassic Technology and The Edison. Wish Nova was still around… would’ve taken them there tonight.

    Here is an image of Jessica posing in front of “Trainer” – which, she tells me, very few people realize is actually a portrait of her:

  4. gooby Says:

    Ooh! I didn’t see THAT one! Sweet! I think its a tie between “The Panther and the Zebra” and “Chanteuse” for my favorite. How were they up close? The pics on the website are small, and I’m gonna burn out my retinas trying to examine the details.

  5. Nadya Says:

    Gooby, they were beautiful up close. Every bit as colorful as on the web, and very smooth. For some reason, I never expected them to be that huge, I always pictured them smaller.

    My favorite is his new piece, Emcee. It was hanging in the window display of the gallery, to lure people in:


    That’s Jessica, too.

  6. Jessica Says:

    Weeeeeeee! Thank you dearest Mer! That was a wonderful surprise to come home to…made the trip seem like less of a beautiful hallucination! You were very much missed…I guess Jared will just *have* to do another show soon, so you can wear that beaded cloche! *blows a kiss*

    Thanks Gooby! *big grin* I’d be happy to send big pictures if you’d like…

    It was such a pleasure to meet you Nadya! Wish we could have talked more. Seeing the magazine for the first time (especially on such an amazing, dreamy night) just about sent me over the moon! It exceeded even my wildest expectations…you ladies have truly created a masterpiece!!!