Jamison Ernest Will Give Away Seven Diamonds Totaling $77,777 in His Bouncing Cars Exhibition in New York City's Meatpacking District November 23 - 30, 2013

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Bouncing Cars, Jamison Ernest’s energetic, kinetic, and collaborative exhibition at the Ambassador Gallery, showcases vibrant and interactive art as meditations on the human life cycle, the individual, and the universe, intimating all the while the spiritual underpinnings of our existence. Added bonus: one of seven custom cut diamonds, hand cut for the occasion, will be given away each evening for seven days starting Saturday, November 23rd through Saturday, November 30th, with the exception of Thanksgiving, November 28th.

I wanted to give people hope

Inspired in part by a deadly car crash Mr. Ernest witnessed fifteen years ago, Bouncing Cars is conceived in seven chapters that represent the stages of human development from infancy, through adolescence and adulthood, to the second childhood of old age. The car – the driving force, the soul – is depicted in a slow-motion trajectory catapulting into mid-air, or jauntily defying gravity, or listing dangerously to one side. This celebration of life not only acknowledges the reality of death, but also humanity’s gift for transformation and evolution: visitors are invited to exit the exhibition through the maze called Purgatory, and reenter the space as ‘a reincarnation of yourself’ armed ‘with a new understanding of our universe.’

Bouncing Cars is no mere art installation. It is artistically compelling and intellectually stimulating to wander a pitch-black maze whose 7 dead ends speak of consciousness and the achievement of personal potential– It’s no accident you’re here. Be honest be sincere. Choice is yours: faith or fear. However, Mr. Ernest elevates this ‘live video game’ pursuit to real-life scavenger hunt: over seven days, seven diamonds each with 177 facets, commissioned for the exhibition from Phantom Luxury Group, will be hidden in the maze. Groups of 7 individuals will be allowed in the maze for 7 minutes at a time.

Says Jamison, "I wanted to give people hope." He has done much more than that: for seven lucky souls leaving the exhibition with gemstones worth $77,777, he’s changing lives.

Jamison Ernest is a creator/artist born and raised in Bensonhurst Brooklyn, NY. Currently living and working in New York City, he abides by the philosophy that everyone human is a born creator but not all of us tap into our creative potential.

Ambassador Gallery, New York
450 West 14th Street, between 10th Avenue and Washington Street
Now til November 30, 2013
10am – 6pm

Joe Yang: joe(at)seventhhousepr(dot)com and 646 619 6852
Charlotte Sandler: charlotte(at)seventhhousepr(dot)com and 646 619 6836

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