Jake Goelman

Class of 2022
Painting

Website: www.jakegoelman.com
Instagram: @jokegoelman

My paintings are about an investment in looking, gathering and consuming images from all realms of life. The paintings start with screenshots from televisions shows, movies, banner ads website, billboards, bumper stickers, photos I take on my phone and home decor. I hold onto these in my archives, looking for relationships between them, until they become symbols or isolated moments to be contemplated. They are often the overlooked, the details that don’t get attention, the queer. There is no clear narrative in the work, but an invitation for the viewer to recollect memories and make connections between images based on their own experiences consuming images. By playing with ambiguity, a breadth of source imagery, and material choice, the works teeter on the edge of a personal narrative and a universal one.