Young Americans Tour

Jan Larsen

  • Fri, Jul 06 - Mon, Jul 16 2018
    Open on weekends
  • 11:00 – 19:00
  • Vernissage
    Sat, Jul 6, 7pm till late
  • Free entrance

Don’t miss Jan Larsen’s colourful, cool and catchy Neo-Pop exhibition that captures the contemporary American experience in all its grit-and-glory.

With this latest international exhibition, the ‘Young Americans Tour’ features the artist’s meditations on his America – the open, honest and inclusive land of opportunity – and the ‘real’ America – the good, the bad and now, unfortunately, some of the ugly.

In line with his reflections on the character of the ‘real’ America, Larsen, HG Contemporary and UltraSuperNew Gallery will dedicate a portion of the sponsorship and sales proceeds from the show to legal-aid charity RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services), a US non-profit that provides free / low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant / refugee families in Central and South Texas, along the United States’ southern border with Mexico.

Artist's Statement

The America I know is open, honest, inclusive, hard-working, innovative, and egalitarian, a land of opportunity, color-blind and color-enriching, where dreams are articulated and achieved, where markets for talent, ideas, products, services, and innovative efforts to move the economy forward and secure public welfare are pursued by teams of decent people working hard to ‘do well by doing good,’ from all walks of life.

The America I know is open-hearted, thoughtful, courageous and determined, one that acknowledges, tolerates, even overcomes differences of opinion, one that sees achievable opportunities for progress in every situation, one that sees every neighbor as a friend or potential friend, and one where anyone can earn their way to the top by focusing their mind, stealing their will, and dedicating the sweat of their brow.

I’ve been lucky to spend a good part of my young career so far reflecting on the American experience. I am delighted to present this show in partnership with UltraSuperNew in Singapore to coincide with our US Independence Day, as a meditation on America: the good, the bad, and now, unfortunately, some of the ugly. Maybe, just maybe, it’s about time for a change back to the America I know.