Justin Hagar


June 27 – August 3, 2024

WHAAM! is pleased to announce Roller Coaster, an exhibition by Justin Hagar, on view June 6 through August 3, 2024. Roller Coaster marks Hager's first solo show with the gallery. 

Roller Coaster strives to uncover the profound beauty that resides in the mundane, the overlooked, and the rejected. Hagar's paintings are not just representations of scenes or subjects; they are invitations to see the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Through new techniques and mediums including impasto applications of Rococo-like spackle work inspired by the architecture of New York City and oil sticks, Hager aims to make the ugly pretty, turn angst into beauty and find delicacy, vulnerability and honesty in the hardened.

Justin Hager is a self taught artist. He has had solo and group shows around the world including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denmark, Sweden, England, France and Japan.