Bad As I Want To Be-Get Faded with Jessy Nite

For her upcoming solo exhibition, ‘Bad As I Want To Be,’ Jessy Nite is transforming the Primary Projects space into an orgy of sex, money, and drugs. Since those things are awesome, we decided to stop by the work in progress to ask her how it was coming along…

Jessy Nite has been working with Primary Projects for some time now. Her art is raunchy, provocative, and super rad – so expect to hear a lot more about her in the future. She uses stylized lettering to convey how much of a badass she is. Money, power, and partying are the common thread in most of Jessy’s work, so, thematically speaking, it’s like the gangster rap of typographic art. Her upcoming solo show at Primary Projects, ‘Bad As I Want To Be’ promises to be a balls-out spectacular of the artist’s wildest ideas and most radical designs. While we’d like to give you an in-depth of everything she has in store, it’s probably better if you just take our word for it and go check it out for yourself this Saturday.

Here’s a tiny preview.

The Stoner Series

‘The Stoner Series’ is a collection of dozens of Jessy’s lettering work presented entirely on Post-It notes. Each individual piece was painstakingly hand-drawn and has its own unique awesomeness to it.

Some look like they’re ripped straight from the pages of old Thrasher magazines, others resemble logos for early-90’s Nickelodeon shows, and a few even take after the rhinestone-encrusted shirts that preteen congas wear. There are literally dozens of them, so head out to the opening of Jessy Nite’s ‘Bad As I Wanna Be’ at Art Walk this Saturday for the rest of these and a whole lot more.

Photography by Rod Deal