Multidisciplinary artist Jason Wallace's work investigates interpersonal relationships; and personal connections to material objects. His art explores the text and subtext of societal norms, the double meaning of language as it can sometimes mask and other times be used as triggers. His art explores the behaviours of consumption and accumulation within contemporary consciousness. Wallace's interest in minimalism is prevalent throughout his bodies of work. He uses signifiers, signs & symbols, and iconography to examine the New Realism of the everyday. The elements of the ready-made and everyday art movement intrude into the white cube of art with historical reference to Jasper Johns Target, Hans Haacke, and Andy Warhol. With a very formative relationship to public art, a social practice, and community engagement, Wallace has an interesting approach to his practice. His work ties into the critical post-modern art theory from Roland Barthes, "The death of the author is at the birth of the reader." This statement is at the heart of Wallace's art-making practice that believes that the viewer/audience genuinely gives life to art beyond the maker's intention. Also, with the belief that, in conceptual art, ideas create art, as opposed to the artist, Jason's work is conceptual. Jason attended the Art Institute of Chicago, Howard University, and Brooks Institute of Photography. He received his Masters at Tufts University and the Museum School of Fine Arts Boston. Jason Wallace is originally from the South-Side of Chicago, Illinois, but currently lives and works in New York City. Select Solo Exhibition 2018 FREE within ourselves, North of History Gallery, New York City 2014 Juneteenth Celebration, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA. 2013 Juneteenth Celebration, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA. Select Group Exhibitions 2017 Transition of Power, 13FOREST Gallery, Arlington, MA. re_volt_ing – an art show in protest, Distillery Gallery, Boston, MA. For Us, By Us, Long Gallery Harlem, New York City. Targeted and Self-Evident, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA. 2016 The 23rd Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction, Water Mill, NY. 2013 Artcetera Paddle Auctions, AIDS Action Committee, Moston, MA. Future Alliance Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Reveal, Hallway Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA.
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