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Jamie Banes

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Bethlehem, PA

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University of New Mexico, 2003, BFA
UC Davis, 2007, MFA

exhibition/performance, sculpture, conceptual, abstract, digital, modern, surrealism, gallery installation mixed-media realism, non-profit, collective mixed-media mixed-media installation


Referencing industrial materiality and biomorphic form, my work frequently touches on themes of origin and decay within the urban landscape. My perceptions of industry and infrastructure often lead to quirky architectural assemblages, reminiscent of childhood forts or treehouse experiments in miniature. My materials are usually found, bartered or bargained for, in keeping with my inclination to repurpose when possible.

Autobody Fine Art Studios
1517 Park Street
Alameda, CA 94501

Some artists aim to harness first impressions to intentionally bring us back to an earlier state of wonder and curiosity. Mixed media artist Jamie Banes seeks to recreate the fascination many of us felt as children looking at big-city architecture, allowing us to explore and play and remember the days when everything was huge, and we wished to find out how it all worked. -Cristina Deptula, Synchronized Chaos, 2010




Recent Exhibits

Jamie Banes participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2014 Science/Fiction
Sun Gallery
Jan, 2014 Inspire Artists Who Inspire You
Pro Arts Gallery
Nov, 2013 Where to from There? Juried Annual 2014
Pro Arts Gallery
Nov, 2010 Peeling the Strata
Canessa Gallery
Aug, 2010 The Arrival
111 Minna Gallery
May, 2010 Part & Parcel
Michelle O'Connor Gallery @ The Blue Studio
Click here to see all exhibits for Jamie Banes

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