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Chicago

Jackson Junge Gallery

Exhibition Detail
PERCEPTIONS OF THE PARALLAXIS
1389 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622


November 2nd, 2012 - January 6th, 2013
Opening: 
November 2nd, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
ASCENSION II, Jason HawkJason Hawk, ASCENSION II,
2012, powder coated steel, copper plated steel, patinated steel, leather and chrome plated steel, 29” X 18” X 21”
AN OCEAN OF BEING, Jason BrammerJason Brammer, AN OCEAN OF BEING,
2012, Acrylic, encaustic, antique hardware, wood, recycled leather, velvet, metal, and masonite, 13 ¾” x 8 ¾” x 2 ½”
HORSES, Keelan McMorrowKeelan McMorrow, HORSES,
2012, ACRYLIC ON PANEL WITH INSTALLED LIGHTS, 50" X 30"
BATTLEGROUND, Jason HawkJason Hawk, BATTLEGROUND,
2012, powder coated steel, cadmium plated steel, chromed bronze, enamel, 21" X 18" X 16"
CATALYST, Jason HawkJason Hawk, CATALYST,
2012, powder coated steel, copper plated steel, enamel and chrome plated bronze, 28” X 18” X 16”
CATALYST REMASTERED IN ANALOG, Jason HawkJason Hawk, CATALYST REMASTERED IN ANALOG,
2012, powder coated steel, nickel plated steel, enamel and bronze, 40” X 20” X 14”
JUST ANOTHER AMERICAN DREAM, Jason HawkJason Hawk, JUST ANOTHER AMERICAN DREAM,
2012, powder coated steel, copper plated steel, resin and chromed bronze, 26" X 17" X 14"
LEAP OF FAITH, Jason HawkJason Hawk, LEAP OF FAITH,
2012, powder coated steel, cadmium plated steel, chromed bronze, 19" X 24" X 21"
SHIFT CHANGE, Jason HawkJason Hawk, SHIFT CHANGE,
2012, copper plated steel, concrete, enamel and chrome plated bronze, 27” X 20” X 6”
CONTAINING THE UNFOLDING, Jason BrammerJason Brammer, CONTAINING THE UNFOLDING,
2012, Acrylic, plaster, antique hardware, recycled leather, and salvaged wood, 62 ½” x 25 ½” x 4 ¼”
FOLDING THE TEMPORAL WATERS III, Jason BrammerJason Brammer, FOLDING THE TEMPORAL WATERS III,
2012, Acrylic, plaster, antique hardware, salvaged wood and masonite, 8 1/4" x 21 1/2" x 3 1/2"
INTO THE ECLIPSE (UMBRA), Jason BrammerJason Brammer, INTO THE ECLIPSE (UMBRA),
2012, Acrylic, encaustic, antique hardware, wood, recycled leather, velvet, metal, and masonite, 15” x 12” x 4”
LUNAR FRAGMENTATION, Jason BrammerJason Brammer, LUNAR FRAGMENTATION,
2012, Acrylic, paint chips, antique hardware, salvaged wood, recycled leather, velvet, chain, and masonite, 18” x 9 ½” x 3 ½”
MOON MACHINE (LUMINARIUM), Jason BrammerJason Brammer, MOON MACHINE (LUMINARIUM),
2012, Acrylic, plaster, antique hardware, recycled leather, salvaged wood and masonite, 29" x 13" x 4 1/4"
ORBIS MYSTERIUM, Jason BrammerJason Brammer, ORBIS MYSTERIUM,
2012, Acrylic, Plaster, Antique Hardware, Wood, Brass, and Masonite, 15 3/4" X 15 3/4" X 6"
WHEEL OF TRANSCENDENCE , Jason BrammerJason Brammer, WHEEL OF TRANSCENDENCE ,
2012, Acrylic, plaster, antique hardware, wood, and masonite, 14" X 14" X 5"
CRADLE, Keelan McMorrowKeelan McMorrow, CRADLE,
2012, Acrylic on Panel, 36" X 36"
MONO, Keelan McMorrowKeelan McMorrow, MONO,
2009, Acrylic on Panel, 36" X 48"
THE DILEMMA, Keelan McMorrowKeelan McMorrow, THE DILEMMA,
2011, Acrylic on Panel, 24" x 30"
THE SKY IS FALLING, Keelan McMorrowKeelan McMorrow, THE SKY IS FALLING,
2012, ACRYLIC ON PANEL WITH INSTALLED LIGHTS, 24" X 36"
WOMAN IN BLUE, Keelan McMorrowKeelan McMorrow, WOMAN IN BLUE,
2011, Acrylic on Panel, 24" X 30"
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> DESCRIPTION

“Perceptions Of The Parallaxis” unites the distinctive styles of artwork from three local artists, Jason Hawk (sculpture), Keelan McMorrow (painting), and Jason Brammer (painted assemblages).  These Chicago based artists’ work is characterized by their unique methods of tampering with reality to communicate perceptions of their worlds.  The artists adopt the conceptual idea of parallax (wherein an object appears differently depending on the direction or position from which it is viewed) by incorporating their different perspectives into one exhibit.  From their individual vantage points, they each present a body of work that finds unity in their dedication to technique, craft and innovation. 

Brammer, Hawk and McMorrow were initially drawn together through their mutual respect for each other’s artwork.  They began to find inspiration in one another’s innovation and work ethic prompting each to continually re-invent their ideas and craft. 

Jason Brammer is a visual artist, painter, and muralist. He is known for his mixed media hand-painted assemblages, distinctive airbrushed paintings, meticulously-detailed drawings, and site-specific installations. In his mixed media work, Jason creates a unique melding of painted imagery with 3-dimensional elements, such as real antique parts, reclaimed wood, and other salvaged items he happens upon in the alleys by his studio. The objects are seamlessly integrated, creating an illusion that draws the viewer in for a closer look to see what is real and what is painted.

Sculptor Jason Hawk incorporates wit and layers of hidden meaning in his works.  One finds sculpture within sculpture, fabrication within a would-be natural landscape, and narrative vs. commentary in his clever constructions.  Hawk’s perspective is one that steps away from the overly conceptual.  A story is visually presented, whether it is interpreted as that of the artist or one that the viewer finds him/herself.

McMorrow finds his voice in painting.  His traditional painting techniques meld with contemporary notions of expressionism to create a style that borders on abstract, but centers on realism. This transports the viewer between classic and contemporary realms of art. There is something raw that translates into his imagery, almost as though one were seeing a visceral representation of a thought or dream.  Whereas some elements stand out as solid and recognizable, these dissolve into a cloudy abstraction that seems to emulate the ways our memories or thoughts are never wholly pristine. 

These three friends display their artwork together with a common objective that different perspectives can mould and change from their individual positions.  Their technique becomes the parallaxis of art.

The exhibit runs from November 2nd, 2012 thru January 6th, 2013.  An opening reception with the artists is scheduled for the evening of Friday, November 2nd from 6-9pm.  Reception and exhibit are free to the public.


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