The new Jack Early exhibition at the Fergus McCaffrey will showcase the artist’s new work. Jack Early sculpts and paints, creating a colorful body of work inspired by popular culture and childhood memories. The artist who took a hiatus that lasted for more than two decades continues his journey of exploration the American identity. At the beginning of his artistic career, Early addressed the problems of race, gender, gay rights and AIDS. Although intended to critique, his works had a contrasting perspective to the other artists that were emerging at the same time. After an unfortunate art event in 1992, Early went into self-imposed exile from the art world. Some of Early’s “old” style can also be found in his new body of work. Although keeping the spirit of that period, the artist now presents the work that’s more personal.