Jake Brush

A video and sculptural installation reimagining a Long Island TV show

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About this commission

Responding to the mundane absurdities and alienation of American life, Jake Brush creates comedic characters that draw on trash television and local celebrities from his Long Island hometown. In Petpourri, a video and sculptural installation, he presents one of these characters, the neighborhood pet store owner Marc Morrone, inspired by a real-life Long Island TV host by the same name. Visitors can explore the sculptural recreation of while the video creates an apocryphal universe out of controversies surrounding Morrone’s 1996 TV show. For Brush, Morrone embodies a frantic search for media attention and commerce through the control and breeding of other living creatures.

Get to Know the Artist

A portrait of Jake Brush, a white person posing with arms loosely crossed across his knee. He has short bleached blond hair and smiles with his eyes without opening his mouth. He wears a dark green tshirt and has tattoos down his left arm. Photo by Dana Golan
Photo: Dana Golan.
Jake Brush
Jake Brush
Jake Brush is an artist working in video, performance, sculpture, and installation. After graduating from SUNY Purchase with a bachelor’s degree in new media and fine art in the spring 2016, Brush went on to participate in residency programs at Signal Culture (Owego, New York) and Shandaken: Storm King (New Windsor, New York). In 2020, Brush participated in the Visual AIDS 2020 VAVA program NOT OVER with his video “NOW MORE THAN EVER.“ In 2020, Wave Hill awarded Brush with the 2021 Van Lier Fellowship. Brush’s first solo show The Multiple Murders Of Lady Gilgo opened with DUPLEX in the spring of 2021.

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The creation of new work at The Shed is generously supported by the Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Commissioning Fund and the Shed Commissioners.