Last Day of Exhibition "Escanaba Sky" by: Jason Paradis

Friday, November 04, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)
Besse Center (BESSE - 700) Besse Theater North Gallery
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Granger, Kristine L
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https://events.baycollege.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=235626

The exhibition, Escanaba Sky, an installation by artist Jason Paradis, in The Besse Gallery on Main Campus closes today. His installation was available for view from September 8, 2022 - October 19, 2022. Come see this remarkable installation before it's gone.

 
BIOGRAPHY
Jason Paradis is an artist and curator, originally from Canada, who has lived and worked in the New York area since 1995. As an artist, his work reveals a sense of contemplation on fundamental mysteries – the result of a lot of camping under an
expansive sky in the northern Canadian wilderness. He has exhibited across the United States and Canada, including at The Steinberg Museum of Art (New York);
 
The Cube (Raleigh, NC); the Dittmar Memorial Gallery (Northwestern University, IL); Seed Space (Nashville, TN); Modern Fuel (Kingston, ON); the Lexington Art League (Kentucky); the Saratoga Art Center (New York), and a public exhibition at Karsh- Masson Gallery in the City Hall of Ottawa (Canada). In the summer of 2014, he was selected as an artist in residence at Watch Hill on the Fire Island National Seashore. Paradis received a BFA from Queen’s University (Kingston, ON), an MFA from Stony Brook University (New York), and attended the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program hosted by the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Instructing since 2004, he currently teaches drawing, painting, and mixed-media at Stony Brook University.
 
 
ARTIST STATEMNT
Here, there is a sense of contemplation or of reverie that speculates on fundamental mysteries – this being the result of a lot of camping under an expansive sky in the northern Canadian wilderness. There, questions emerged regarding the existence of something much larger than the immediate world. I am very interested in a moment where the past, present, and future collide. Modes of my current environment, laced with reflection, memory, and speculation, filter into the development and translation of the work. This disjunction demands a layered approach in both the meaning and implementation of the artwork. The pieces end up feeling like some sort of phenomenon (either natural or supernatural) has occurred or is occurring. They are at once primitive, timely, and futuristic.
 
Please join us for our first reception and artist talk of the fall semester 2022!! Hope to see you Thursday September 8 at 12pm ET in the Besse Gallery on Main Campus.

Jason Paradis exhibition titled "Escanaba Sky"
Last Day of Exhibition "Escanaba Sky" by: Jason Paradis 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)
Besse Center (BESSE - 700) Besse Theater North Gallery
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