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Jonathan Monaghan

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  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I think my films, sculptures, and prints offer an experience in which a range of familiar imagery interact in unexpected ways. The imagery I use comes from mass consumerism and pop culture, but also the history of western power and wealth. The absurd conflations I make with this imagery, like a unicorn in a Starbucks or a DirectTV dish on a Faberge Egg, is an attempt to uncover what is suppressed or hidden within these... [more]
  Manny Robertson – Berkeley, CA Jonathan Monaghan – Washington, D.C. Norio Takamiya — Japan and Australia     ArtSlant supports thousands of contemporary artists through our outreach and exposure programs—come join the best online arts community today! Want more art? Check out this week's most popular profiles.         [more]
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What is tumblr Art?   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Rachelle Beaudoin, Claire Alexandra Burke, Jon Chambers, Oscar David, Laura Dekker, Jordan Gray, Brian James Griffith, Lucia Grossberger Morales, Wei-Ming Ho, Heejin JANG, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, Lawrence Lek, A. Bill Miller, Jonathan Monaghan, Robert Warren Parker, Katherine Parsons, Patr1ck qu1nn, Fay Ray, Nicholas Sassoon, Chase Starr, Joe Winograd, I-YEH WU, Sarah Zucker at ArtPadSF Art Fair May 17th, 2013 9:06 PM - 10:30 PM
Posted 5/15/13
On Friday, May 17th at ArtPadSF, tumblr is hosting the TUMBLR ARTS SUMMIT. Moderated by Annie Werner, the panel is meant to discuss tumblr as a platform for the arts. Kara Q. Smith of ArtSlant SF, Open Space and Art Practical; Aditya Julka, Co-founder of Paddle8; Jennifer Yin of the Asian Art Museum; Liz Glass of CCA Wattis Institute; Ken Harman of Spoke Art; artist Eric Dyer and I will be present on the panel. The focus seems to be more practical: how does your organization leverage tumblr... [more]
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Suspend Your Ninja Logic  
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Jonathan Monaghan at Curator's Office January 14th, 2012 - February 18th, 2012
Posted 1/23/12
By John Anderson • January 20, 2012 A piece of advice before you step into Curator’s Office to watch Jonathan Monaghan’s new work of digitally animated video art: Suspend your ninja logic. Fans of will remember Sub-Zero as a silent masked combatant who fires ice projectiles from his hands, but in Monaghan’s video, “Sacrifice of the Mushroom Kings,” the ninja assassin has all the gusto of a bored kid at scout camp, seated in the gun turret of a Sherman tank, scrolling through his smart... [more]