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Rapture is a collection of fragmented narratives and artifacts that regard the present as if it were unearthed in a time capsule from our near future. Jimmy Baker's variety of working media presents the inevitable chaos of futuristic digital culture in form of highly refined aesthetics. Classical portraiture, iPods, photography, sculpture and hacked cell phones describe a variety of global concerns that accumulate into a grim dystopian future. The sum of this global turmoil is more the subject rather than its parts. While at once Baker's future is looming and ominous, it also provides hope by voicing the conscientious and aware. Baker contemplates the structure of information, and how we perceive events in hopes that we will step outside our moment in history.

Jimmy Baker

Jimmy Baker
The Future Is Clean (Emily), 2007
Oil, resin and laser engraving on panel
19 x 15 in (48.3 x 38.1 cm)

Jimmy Baker

Jimmy Baker
The Future Is Clean (Rachel), 2007
Oil, resin and laser engraving on panel
19 x 15 in (48.3 x 38.1 cm)

Jimmy Baker

Jimmy Baker
The Future Is Clean (Megan), 2007
Oil, resin and laser engraving on panel
19 x 15 in (48.3 x 38.1 cm)

Jimmy Baker

Jimmy Baker
The Future Is Dirty (Robert), 2007
Oil, resin and laser engraving on panel
19 x 15 in (48.3 x 38.1 cm)

Jimmy Baker

Jimmy Baker
The Future Is Dirty (Alex), 2007
Oil, resin and laser engraving on panel
19 x 15 in (48.3 x 38.1 cm)

Jimmy Baker

Jimmy Baker
The Future Is Dirty (Brandon), 2007
Oil, resin and laser engraving on panel
19 x 15 in (48.3 x 38.1 cm)

Jimmy Baker

Jimmy Baker
The Future Is Dirty (Matt), 2007
Oil, resin and laser engraving on panel
19 x 15 in (48.3 x 38.1 cm)

Jimmy Baker

Jimmy Baker
Doves and Hawks, 2007
3D iPod, 4:35 audio loop, powder coated steel
28 x 5 x 5 in (71.1 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm)

Jimmy Baker

Jimmy Baker
Everything To Fear, 2007
3D iPod, 4:35 audio loop, powder coated steel
28 x 5 x 5 in (71.1 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm)

Jimmy Baker

Jimmy Baker
It's Inevitable, 2007
3D iPod, 4:35 audio loop, powder coated steel
28 x 5 x 5 in (71.1 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm)

Jimmy Baker

Jimmy Baker
The Ends of the World (North Pole), 2007
Fujicrystal archive print
24 x 48 in (61.0 x 121.9 cm)
Edition of 3, 1 AP

Jimmy Baker

Jimmy Baker
The Ends of the World (South Pole), 2007
Fujicrystal archive print
24 x 48 in (61.0 x 121.9 cm)
Edition of 3, 1 AP

Jimmy Baker

Jimmy Baker
The Legend of John Titor 1, 2007
Fujicrystal archive print
48 x 48 in (121.9 x 121.9 cm)
Edition of 4, 1 AP

Jimmy Baker

Jimmy Baker
The Legend of John Titor 2, 2007
Fujicrystal archive print
48 x 48 in (121.9 x 121.9 cm)
Edition of 4, 1 AP

Jimmy Baker

Jimmy Baker
The Legend of John Titor 3, 2007
Fujicrystal archive print
48 x 48 in (121.9 x 121.9 cm)
Edition of 4, 1 AP

Jimmy Baker

Jimmy Baker
Open Invitation (detail), 2007
GMC Suburban car doors, power coated steel
48 x 72 x 16 in (121.9 x 182.9 x 40.6 cm)

Jimmy Baker

Jimmy Baker
Open Invitation, 2007
GMC Suburban car doors, power coated steel
48 x 72 x 16 in (121.9 x 182.9 x 40.6 cm)