JEREMY NOVY "THE FIRST PRIDE WAS A RIOT"

Virtual Reception: Wednesday, June 24, 7-8PM
Showing: June 24 - July 4, 2020

Voss Gallery
3344 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

Image of Jeremy Novy Stencil on Wood Panel titled "The Black Cat Riot", "The Black Cat Riot II", and "The Black Cat Riot III".

Voss Gallery presents “The First Pride was a Riot,” a pop-up exhibition of street art by Jeremy Novy organized in conjunction with SF Pride.

The exhibition is on view June 24 - July 4, 2020. A virtual reception with the artist will be held on Instagram Live (@vossgallery) on Wednesday, June 24, 7-8PM; RSVP is encouraged for event updates and special promotions. Gallery hours are by appointment Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6PM; contact us at info@vossgallery.art to arrange. We are closely following the situation with COVID-19 via the CDC and SF Department of Public Health and will share any updates on our website, newsletter, and social media channels.

"In current weeks cities across the world have held protests and riots against police brutality and for Black Lives Matters. Which is a very important issue world wide. For this years Pride I’ve decided to highlight the protest and riots across the states we celebrate every year with a celebration and parade." ––Jeremy Novy.

Photograph of Voss Gallery's face with sign in San Francisco, California.
Photograph of the door entrance of Voss Gallery in San Francisco, California.
Photograph of a narrow sidewalk beside Voss Gallery in San Francisco, California.
Photograph of Voss Gallery's glass door with texts on it in San Francisco, California.
Photograph of artwork during Jeremy Novy's
Install image from Jeremy Novy's
Photograph of artwork during Jeremy Novy's
Photograph of artwork during Jeremy Novy's
Install image from Jeremy Novy's
Install image from Jeremy Novy's
Install image from Jeremy Novy's
Install image from Jeremy Novy's
Image of signs artwork on the wall during Jeremy Novy's
Image of artwork on the wall during Jeremy Novy's
Image of artwork on the wall during Jeremy Novy's
Install image from Jeremy Novy's
Photograph of a reception desk with chairs and artwork during Jeremy Novy's
Photograph of a reception desk with chairs and artwork during Jeremy Novy's
Photograph of a sculpture and artwork on the wall during Jeremy Novy's
Photograph of koi fish art on the wall during Jeremy Novy's
Photograph of artwork during Jeremy Novy's
Photograph of koi fish wall art during Jeremy Novy's
Photograph of koi fish wall art during Jeremy Novy's
Photograph of koi fish wall art during Jeremy Novy's
Photograph of koi fish wall art during Jeremy Novy's
Photograph of  yellow/gold hearts in black background artwork during Jeremy Novy's
Photograph of  yellow/gold hearts in black background artwork during Jeremy Novy's
Photograph of  yellow/gold hearts in black background artwork during Jeremy Novy's
Photograph of artwork with texts during Jeremy Novy's
Install photograph during Jeremy Novy's
Photograph of fine art prints during Jeremy Novy's
Photograph of koi fish wall art and fine art prints during Jeremy Novy's
Photograph of artwork with texts
Photograph of koi fish paintings during Jeremy Novy's
Photograph of koi fish paintings during Jeremy Novy's
Photograph of koi fish paintings during Jeremy Novy's

JEREMY NOVY (b. 1979) is a California-based street artist known for his stencils of koi fish and efforts in support of gay activism. Novy’s stencil art is remarkably complex for its compositional simplicity. A champion of LGBTQ iconography, Novy depicts often underrepresented subjects to promote awareness and acceptance of multiplicity and modern identity. Novy stencils sociopolitical works in public spaces to democratize the process of viewing art and to beautify urban blight and unused spaces. His medium primarily consists of spray paint and a stencil which allows for speedy application and uniformity. Novy holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and an Associate Degree in Graphic Design from Gateway Technical College in Elkhorn, WI. Novy received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the San Francisco Arts Commission to curate the first major exhibition of its kind, “A History of Queer Street A