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Jean Alexander Frater

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Tucson, AZ

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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2006, MFA
University of Dayton, 1994, BA

conceptual, performance, mixed-media, abstract


Located between drawing and painting, writing and performance, description and pattern; my work is about the toggling between forms, materials, and language, through the process of building up and filling between representation and abstraction.  I am interested in the boundaries of our body and perception.  Instead of indulging in the failure of communication, or what is lost in translation, I try to think about the mechanics of perception and shift how something is seen into a new mode of looking, and play with the language of looking, as well as language itself. 

Recent Exhibits

Jean Alexander Frater participated in these exhibits:

Aug, 2013 Contemplating Perception
Las Manos Gallery
Dec, 2011 Strange Magic
Guest Spot
May, 2011 Full Screen: A Selection of Time-Based Works from Culturehall Artists
The Big Screen Project

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