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)

*desk 11*, 2019
Yung Jake

desk 11, 2019

powder coated school desk with permanent marker, stickers, and duct tape
63 x 53 x 24 inches
(160.02 x 134.62 cm)

*desk 1*, 2019
Yung Jake

desk 1, 2019

powder coated school desk with permanent marker, stickers, and zip tie
30.5 x 22 x 33 inches
(77.5 x 55.9 x 84 cm)

*desk 9*, 2019
Yung Jake

desk 9, 2019

powder coated school desk with permanent marker, stickers, and zip tie
30.5 x 22 x 33 inches
(77.5 x 55.9 x 84 cm)