Jeremy BLAKE

Jeremy Blake was an artist of recognized accomplishment and promise. His artistic achievements and career were fast on the rise. He was considered influential and iconoclastic. Sadly, Blake committed suicide on July 17, 2007 in New York City one week after his beloved companion of 12 years, Theresa Duncan, committed suicide--the reasons for which remain open only to conjecture. His sixth solo exhibition at Kinz, Tillou + Feigen was scheduled to showcase Blake's latest film "Glitterbest", a collaborative "portrait" of cultural impresario Malcolm McLaren, soon after its premier in a current solo exhibition of his narrated films at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. However, "Glitterbest" was incomplete at the time of Blake's death. The memorial show at Kinz, Tillou + Feigen includes a selection of wall works, a retrospective of daily screenings of his 21 short animated films, as well as documentation of his unfinished last film.