The Michael Murphy Gallery
Presenting May 11th through May 25th, 2023.
“The complexity within his art comes from within. Jumper is unashamed to teach the world a lesson in compassion. His beautiful and complex art is a beacon for ending hate, bullying and intolerance in our world…and one cannot miss this in his work.” -Houston Chronicle
Tampa: Florida May 2023: Michael Murphy Gallery, Tampa’s premier contemporary art space, presents, in a limited engagement presentation, Changing the Narrative. This groundbreaking presentation of works by Contemporary Artist Jumper Maybach will be on exhibition and available for acquisition at the gallery from May 11h through May 25th , 2023. The LGBTQ Celebrity Artist, Activist & Humanitarian, whose highly acclaimed and collected artworks are not only magnificent; but highlight and validate his messaging in this season of Pride Celebrations in Tampa & across the nation, have museum provenance in the permanent Collection of The Virginia Museum of History. Virginia Museum of History.
As he embarks on a 2023 Fine Art Gallery tour with Tampa as its’ premiere city: the Artist is defined by his iconic and revolutionary fine art form, specifically his latest renowned series all of which are represented in this Collection. Maybach has been the Official Artist of Houston Pride, Richmond Pride, and several other cities: with the works now housed in the municipal collections of their respective Mayors & Governors and important private Collections. Three not to be missed receptions are planned at Michael Murphy Gallery in Tampa: The opening reception is Friday, May 12th from 6-9 pm with a “live” satellite appearance by the Artist from his studio in Houston; and two appearances on Saturday, May 13th: 1-3 pm & 6 pm- 9 pm in the evening. All events are complimentary and open to the public. RSVP’s are encouraged. For additional information about this exhibition, contact 813-902-1414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.mmgart.com. You do not want to miss this Art Experience.
“I believe my work to be a natural successor to Abstract Expressionism: clearly the paintings embody the incendiary and explosive passion that truly IS ME…and those that have characterized the current American movement. When I paint…and in the solitude of my studio… I can feel the energy from my brush to the canvas…my mind processes the WHY….and it goes back to my life experiences…as can be expected. Trauma and healing, light and dark. I paint what I know: I paint what I feel”.
“ART IS THE SHADOW OF HUMANITY” - HENRY JAMES
Having endured emotional abuse, harassment, and marginalization throughout his own life because of his sexual orientation, Ben was able to find peace in his own transformation into Jumper Maybach in 2010 –– the same year he picked up a brush for the first time. Little did he know that brush would serve as a vehicle to not only to release his own trauma, but more importantly, to serve as a beacon of light advocating for universal love, unconditional acceptance, and the freedom to be who you are throughout the world. As Artistic Director of his own brand, it was imperative to him that the weight of his message remain consistent in the transfer from fine art to consumer products. Maybach has branded his life’s work into wearable art in the form of apparel, accessories, and home products. Maybach’s exclusive collection ranges from scarves and blankets to statement bags and eyewear to pillows and rugs, all of which express his unique artistic journey and share his message of advocacy and providing a voice for those who have been silenced by discrimination and bullying.
Left: Maybach’s Iconic Work: CAN’T FIX STUPID