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Jamie Banes

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20151211231217-perils_in_winter
Perils in Winter, 2015 Wood, Acrylic, Spraypaint, Leds 26" X 18" X 6" © Jamie Banes
20151211231142-perils_in_winter
Perils in Winter, 2015 Wood, Acrylic, Spraypaint, Leds 26" X 18" X 6" © Jamie Banes
20151211230845-the_alphabet_of_giants-2
The Alphabet of Giants, 2013 Acrylic, Wood, Paper, String, Chipboard, Leds 102" X 16" X 14" © Jamie Banes
20151211230853-the_alphabet_of_giants
The Alphabet of Giants, 2013 Acrylic, Wood, Paper, String, Chipboard, Leds 102" X 16" X 14" © Jamie Banes
20140501022519-midtown_convergence-side
Midtown Convergence, 2013 Acrylic, Wood, Paper, Leds 24 X 8.25 X 4.5 Inches © Jamie Banes
20140501021903-chalet
Chalet, 2013 Wood, Acrylic, Electrical Components, Foam, Wire, Leds 54 X 18 X 14 Inches © Jamie Banes
20140501021913-silo
Silo & Chalet (diptych view), 2013 Wood, Acrylic, Frame Stock, Foam, Electrical Components, Leds Variable © Jamie Banes
20151211230224-bystander
Bystander, 2014 Wood, Resin, Acrylic, Paper, Plaster, Leds 18" X 12" X 9" © Jamie Banes
20140920074253-bstander
Bystander (detail), 2014 Wood, Resin, Acrylic, Paper, Plaster, Leds 18 X 12 X 9 Inches © Jamie Banes
20140919224734-the_pundits
The Pundits, 2014 Wood, Paper, Wire, Thread, Charcoal, Hardware 31" X 19" X 8.5" © Jamie Banes
20140919224800-the_pundits
The Pundits (detail), 2014 Wood, Paper, Wire, Thread, Charcoal, Hardware 31 X 19 X 8.5 Inches © Jamie Banes
20150714221738-study_for_nikila
Study for Nickila, 2015 Wood, Acrylic 15 X 12 X 12 Inches © Jamie Banes
20150714221741-study_for_nikila
Study for Nickila, 2015 Wood, Acrylic 15 X 12 X 12 Inches © Jamie Banes
20150714221656-phantom_raider
The Phantom Raider, 2015 Painted Basswood, Bristol Board, Model Ship 8 X 34 X 9 Inches © Jamie Banes
20150714221729-phantom_raider
The Phantom Raider, 2015 Painted Basswood, Bristol Board, Model Ship 8 X 34 X 9 Inches © Jamie Banes
20150714221710-phantom_raider
The Phantom Raider (detail), 2015 Painted Basswood, Bristol Board, Model Ship 8 X 34 X 9 Inches © Jamie Banes
20140501022014-creeper1
Creeper, 2014 Wood, Acrylic, Paper, Plaster, Leds 14 X 62.5 X 6 Inches © Jamie Banes
20140501021959-creeper2
Creeper (detail), 2014 Wood, Acrylic, Paper, Plaster, Leds 14 X 62.5 X 6 Inches © Jamie Banes
20150714221928-burn_it_at_both_ends
Burned at Both Ends, 2015 Plaster, Wood, Model Railroad Elements, Metal, Thread 38 X 9 X 9 Inches © Jamie Banes
20150714221940-burn_it_at_both_ends
Burned at Both Ends (detail), 2015 Plaster, Wood, Model Railroad Elements, Metal, Thread 38 X 9 X 9 Inches © Jamie Banes
20140919225650-guliver
Gulliver, 2014 Wood, Resin, Acrylic, Wire, Miniature Construction Set, Foam Leds 7" X 26" X 18" © Jamie Banes
20140919225639-gulliver
Gulliver (detail), 2014 Wood, Resin, Acrylic, Wire, Miniature Construction Set, Foam Leds 26" X 7" X 18" © Jamie Banes
20150131170139-new_jericho
New Jericho, 2015 Wood, Acrylic, Music Wire, Resin, Leds 15 X 12 X 4 Inches © Jamie Banes
20150131170115-new_jericho
New Jericho, 2015 Wood, Acrylic, Music Wire, Resin, Leds 15 X 12 X 4 Inches © Jamie Banes
20150714222018-a_set_of_lies_agreed_upon
A Set of Lies Agreed Upon, 2015 Steel, Wood, Plaster, Hardware, Model Railroad Elements, Bristol Board, Thread 62 X 10 X 10 Inches © Jamie Banes
20150714222058-a_set_of_lies_agreed_upon
A Set of Lies Agreed Upon (detail), 2015 Steel, Wood, Plaster, Hardware, Model Railroad Elements, Bristol Board, Thread 62 X 10 X 10 Inches © Jamie Banes
20151211233051-shrug
Shrug, 2014 Wood, Metal, Plaster, Paper, Resin, Leds 23" X 8" X 6" © Jamie Banes
20140512043444-shrug
Shrug (detail), 2014 Wood, Metal, Plaster, Paper, Resin, Leds 23 X 8 X 6 Inches © 2014
20140512043448-shrug
Shrug (detail), 2014 Wood, Metal, Plaster, Paper, Resin, Leds 23 X 8 X 6 Inches © 2014
20150724182037-the_sages
The Sages, 2014 Wood, Metal, Wire, Bristol, Plastic, Thread 62 X 17 X 7 Inches © Jamie Banes
20140919222637-the_sages
The Sages (detail), 2014 Wood, Metal, Wire, Bristol Board, Plastic, Thread 62 X 17 X 7 Inches © Jamie Banes
20140501022104-drifter
Drifter, 2014 Wood, Metal, Foam, Resin, Miniature Pipe Play Set, Leds 16 X 19 X 10 Inches © Jamie Banes
20140501022108-drifter
Drifter (detail), 2014 Wood, Metal, Foam, Resin, Miniature Pipe Play Set, Leds 16 X 19 X 10 Inches © Jamie Banes
20140501022715-thedwellers
The Dwellers, 2013 Wood, Acrylic, Leds 16 X 12 X 4.5 Inches © Jamie Banes
Market_street_corridor
Market Street Corridor, 2010 Redwood, Found Materials, Electronics, Hardware 47" X 104" X 50" © Jamie Banes
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Market Street Corridor, 2010 Redwood, Found Materials, Electronics, Hardware 47 X 50 X 104 Inches © Jamie Banes
20150714221754-semelparous_strategy
Semelparous Strategy, 2015 Concrete, Steel, Wood, Tape, String, Thread, Hardware 64 X 14 X 10 Inches © Jamie Banes
20150714221754-semelparous_strategy
Semelparous Strategy (detail), 2015 Concrete, Steel, Wood, Tape, String, Thread, Hardware 64 X 14 X 10 Inches © Jamie Banes
20151212002451-perils_in_winter
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Bethlehem, PA
Birth year
1971
Lives in
Alameda
Works in
Alameda
Schools
University of New Mexico, 2003, BFA
UC Davis, 2007, MFA
Tags
collective mixed-media mixed-media installation, non-profit, gallery installation mixed-media realism, surrealism, modern, digital, abstract, conceptual, sculpture, exhibition/performance
Statement

Growing up in a blue-collar construction family, I connected with tools and materials at an early age. Exposure to the jobsite as a youth helped shape my interest in architecture and the ever-changing organism of the built environment. These early experiences continue to inform my work and contribute to my own sense of place and identity.

The way I first connect with a place tends to be through its structures. The built environment serves as a multi-layered record of human activity, mirroring the effects of society’s needs and desires over time. The concept of architecture as living entity is a natural starting point for my experiments, often stemming from themes of origin and decay within the urban landscape. The breakneck speed at which this life-cycle revolves in the Bay Area underscores many socioeconomic issues of the region and further influences my work.

My process results in quirky assemblages often reminiscent of childhood forts or tree house constructions in miniature. My most current work presents as a collection of eccentric architectural models, wryly alluding to the seriousness of many ominous societal issues on our collective horizon. My materials are typically found, bartered or bargained for in keeping with my inclination to reuse when possible.