HIGH PHI is a Jim Pollock solo exhibition highlighting his reinterpretation of what it means to produce artwork about marijuana. The work takes on an activist stance in regards to his belief in the normalization of marijuana use around the world.
Exhibition Opening: September 23 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Exhibition Duration: September 23 - October 23
Recently, Galerie F hosted a tremendously successful 30 Year Retrospective event featuring Jim Pollock’s long and illustrious career. Widely known for his bold and colorful linoleum prints featuring world famous bands such as Phish, Pollock’s more recent work deals with environmental and social issues. The artist is deeply committed to the legalization of marijuana as well as hemp as a valuable commodity. “HIGH PHI,” as an exhibition, highlights this aspect of Pollock’s artistic activism.
The month-long exhibit will feature brand new, never-before-seen work highlighting Pollock’s passion for the legalization and normalization of marijuana use in the United States. The work featured stems from Pollock’s drive to elevate the buying experience of a product that is typically viewed as illegal or unethical. Through this work, the artist aims to change stereotypes surrounding artwork displayed in locations such as marijuana dispensaries by producing work that examines the botanical intricacies, vivid colors, and highly intellectual beauty in the many different varieties of this controversial plant.
Pollock’s fans and collectors are dedicated, but this latest foray may catapult him as the Monet of Mary Jane. This upcoming show will feature new prints and sculptural art objects that integrate math and marijuana. “I was trying to incorporate the ratio of phi into every rendering. You can see it in the number of leaves, the angles at which the leaves protrude.” Like the universe in a thumbnail, these posters are a design feat that promise the more you look, the more you see. Besides the ride down the rabbit hole that is the golden mean, Pollock has another message: “I wanted to create art that pushes into the forefront something that should have been legalized years ago.”
“HIGH PHI” examines a different side of this quirky and influential artist. Join Galerie F in celebrating a landmark step in the evolution of Pollock’s accomplished career.