Wainscott, NY – Tripoli Gallery is pleased to present Twisted Metal X, a solo show by Los Angeles-based artist Yung Jake. On view at 26 Ardsley Road in Wainscott, NY, we invite you to a reception for the artist on Saturday, July 24 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Known for exploring the intersections of technology and art through a diverse range of media, Yung Jake creates artistic landscapes that examine how the digital landscape and mercurial perceptions of reality inform contemporary culture. In the tenth iteration of his Twisted Metal series, Yung Jake has created a series of paintings and sculptures made entirely from heat treated and warped NERF guns.

Over the course of a year, Yung Jake sourced hundreds of used NERF guns from Los Angeles and New York. Engaging with the movement of matter and transformation of particles to create new forms, this new body of work pulls inspiration and materials from various adjacent subcultures. Twisted Metal X is also inspired by the iconic video game of the same name from the early aughts.

Yung Jake received his BFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2012. Since then, he’s had 13 solo exhibitions and been featured in 20 group shows at

institutions such as The Museum of Modern Art, Hammer Museum, Guild Hall, and The Getty Center. In 2015 he was awarded the Sundance Institute and Time Warner Fellowship Grant. This will be his third solo exhibition with Tripoli Gallery.

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*ancient banyan-grove tree*, 2021

Yung Jake *ancient banyan-grove tree*, 2021 found metal, paint, nerf guns, super soakers, water, hardware 86.25 x 48 diameter inches (219.075 x 121.92 cm)

dart portrait (yung jake), 2021

Yung Jake dart portrait (yung jake), 2021 nerf darts, found metal, sharpie, hardware 12.5 x 10.75 x 3.5 inches (31.75 x 27.305 cm)

ostrich horse, 2021

Yung Jake ostrich horse, 2021 nerf guns 20 x 14 x 14 inches (50.8 x 35.56 cm)

dancing dragon technique, 2020

Yung Jake dancing dragon technique, 2020 nerf guns 24.5 x 7 x 6 inches (62.23 x 17.78 cm)

dart portrait (y), 2021

Yung Jake dart portrait (y), 2021 nerf darts, found metal, sharpie, hardware 12.5 x 10.75 x 3.5 inches (31.75 x 27.305 cm)

dart portrait (jake), 2021

Yung Jake dart portrait (jake), 2021 nerf darts, found metal, sharpie, hardware 12.5 x 10.75 x 3.5 inches (31.75 x 27.305 cm)

bumi, 2021

Yung Jake bumi, 2021 nerf guns, sharpie, powder coated aluminum, hardware 51 x 36 x 6 inches (129.54 x 91.44 cm)

cabbages!, 2021

Yung Jake cabbages!, 2021 nerf guns, sharpie, powder coated aluminum, hardware 51 x 36 x 6 inches (129.54 x 91.44 cm)

sozin’s comet, 2021

Yung Jake sozin’s comet, 2021 nerf guns, sharpie, powder coated aluminum, hardware 51 x 36 x 6 inches (129.54 x 91.44 cm)

sokka + suki, 2021

Yung Jake sokka + suki, 2021 nerf guns 18.75 x 10 x 8 inches (47.625 x 25.4 cm)

hei bai, 2021

Yung Jake hei bai, 2021 nerf guns 11.5 x 7 x 7.5 inches (29.21 x 17.78 cm)

air, 2021

Yung Jake air, 2021 nerf guns, sharpie, powder coated aluminum, hardware 51 x 36 x 6 inches (129.54 x 91.44 cm)

tigerdillo, 2021

Yung Jake tigerdillo, 2021 nerf guns 6.75 x 6.25 x 6.25 inches (17.145 x 15.875 cm)

nomad, 2021

Yung Jake nomad, 2021 nerf guns, sharpie, powder coated aluminum, hardware 51 x 36 x 6 inches (129.54 x 91.44 cm)

yue, 2021

Yung Jake yue, 2021 nerf guns, sharpie, powder coated aluminum, hardware 51 x 36 x 6 inches (129.54 x 91.44 cm)

automated twists, 2021

Yung Jake automated twists, 2021 digital video (01:37, loop), tv, powder coated metal frame 67 x 33 x 24 inches (170.2 x 83.8 x 61 cm)

the boulder, 2021

Yung Jake the boulder, 2021 nerf guns, sharpie, powder coated aluminum, hardware 51 x 36 x 6 inches (129.54 x 91.44 cm)

lake loagai, 2021

Yung Jake lake loagai, 2021 nerf guns, sharpie, powder coated aluminum, hardware 51 x 36 x 6 inches (129.54 x 91.44 cm)

fantastic, 2021

Yung Jake fantastic, 2021 nerf guns 17.75 x 13 x 10.5 inches (45.085 x 33.02 cm)

the blue spirit, 2021

Yung Jake the blue spirit, 2021 nerf guns, sharpie, powder coated aluminum, hardware 51 x 36 x 6 inches (129.54 x 91.44 cm)