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Jason Salavon at Taubman: A Seamlessness Between Things

Mark Moore Gallery artist Jason Salavon will be opening his project for the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia on June 15th.

A Seamlessness Between Things (Parametric Activity Center), 2013 custom software, handcrafted tables, 1969 LP record, vintage engravings, computers, projectors variable dimensions Courtesy of Ronald Feldman Gallery

A Seamlessness Between Things
(Parametric Activity Center), 2013
custom software, handcrafted tables, 1969 LP
record, vintage engravings, computers,
variable dimensions
Courtesy of Ronald Feldman Gallery

Salavon’s Taubman project, A Seamlessness Between Things (traveling straight from its debut in New York), consists of 10 real-time video projections of synthesized data. This interactive room-sized work takes input from masses of public, communally generated information from the Internet and TV signals to reveal unexpected images and juxtapositions. Viewers are invited to manipulate control devices – pushbuttons, knobs, and joysticks – embedded in tables in the gallery. The audience can change the projected images, although often the “cause/effect” relationships are purposefully opaque. This “feed aggregator,” as Salavon calls it, at times appears as a collage of visual and textural information that walks the line between abstract and representational art. With this installation, Salavon highlights the increasing “game-ification” of contemporary life as evidenced by such ubiquitous phenomena as online social networks and smart phones.

Ultimately, Salavon uses computers to explore the underlying biological and societal systems that inform our identities and unite us all. As he explains: “I am at once an individual human, a collection of differentiated cells…a part of a community, a social class, a race. I am all these things simultaneously and the distinctions are only a matter of point of view.

Born in 1970 in Indianapolis, Jason Salavon has an MFA from Art Institute Chicago, IL. He has had numerous solo shows nationally and internationally, including in New York; Chicago; Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; Cologne; Seoul; London; and Paris. Salavon’s work is featured in many important collections, such as those of the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, TX; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. Salavon lives and works in Chicago, IL, and is represented by galleries around the world, key being Mark Moore Gallery, CA and Ronald Feldman Fine Art, NY.

The project will open Saturday, June 15, 2013 and will be on view until Saturday, August 31, 2013

Exhibition installation detail, Ronald Feldman Gallery, 2013

Exhibition installation detail, Ronald Feldman Gallery, 2013

Jason Salavon’s Scheme of Things

In addition to opening a solo exhibition of new works at Mark Moore Gallery on April 14th, new media artist Jason Salavon will also open Scheme of Things – a solo video works show at Clark College’s (WA) Archer Gallery onApril 7th, with an artist talk on April 10th.

Featuring two of Salavon’s major installation works, “The Top 25 Grossing Films of All Time” and “Spigot (Babbling Self-Portrait),” the exhibition highlights “both Salavon’s artistic process over time and our own cultural shifts through a decade of changing technologies.  As within a Salavon work, viewing these two pieces together reveals larger patterns at play.”

Should you find yourself in the Vancouver (WA) area, and simply cannot wait for Salavon’s upcoming show in Culver City (CA), treat yourself to this schematic retinal delight.

Jason Salavon Evalutes “Nature/Culture” in NY

Missed out on Jason Salavon‘s multiple summer group shows? Lucky for you, there’s a chance to catch him in New York at Castle Gallery‘s upcoming exhibition, “Nature/Culture,” organized by Katrina Rhein.

Opening September 12, 2010 from 2 – 4pm, the show will feature works by Jae Hi Ahn, Christopher Rose and twelve others that assess how “nature informs culture and culture impacts nature.”

For more information, click here!

Metadataphile: Say It Three Times Fast…

Curators Jennifer Frias and Lilia Lamas of the University of California, Riverside, are throwing down with technology. In their upcoming exhibition, “<Metadataphile>: The Collapse of Visual Information,” at California State University, Fullerton, Frias and Lamas evaluate our society’s preoccupation with data-centric communication and the subsequent miscommunication therein.

Opening August 28, 2010, “<Metadataphile>” will feature works by MMG’s Josh Azzarella, Jason Salavon and Kim Rugg – all of whom evaluate these central themes through distinct medium and content. For more information, sign up for the exhibition’s mailing list here!

Jason Salavon Earning Praise in NY

Keeping busy on the heels of his Chicago opening at Tony Wight Gallery, which closed April 10th and was featured in Time Out Chicago, Jason Salavon‘s “Old Codes” has traveled to Ronald Feldman Fine Arts (NY) for another round of ooh-ing and ahh-ing.

On view through May 9th, Salavon’s first solo exhibition at the gallery has been the point of positive review from PBS’ Sunday Arts News, Discover, and New York Art Beat. Should you find yourself in the New York area, this show is not to be missed.

For more information, please visit RFFA’s website.

Jason Salavon in the Windy City

Looks like this is a big weekend for many of MMG’s artists, as Jason Salavon is also opening at Tony Wight Gallery tomorrow (March 13, 2010)!

While the formal artist reception will take place on March 20, from 5-8pm, the exhibition, “Old Codes,” will be on view starting Saturday, and runs through April 10th.

For more information on the exhibition or reception details, visit the gallery’s exhibition page.

Miami in Review

MMG had this fantasy of doing blog updates every night we were in Miami – but after spending ten hours in the booth, followed by two hours in meetings, followed by brief appearances at artist and colleague happenings around the city…a few hours of sleep sounded like a more pressing need.

Now that we are back, and (for the most part) caught up with our post-fair ops, we are thrilled to share some of the fair’s highlights with you:

• We were excited to place works by Tim Bavington, Julie Heffernan, Nobuhito Nishigawara, Yigal Ozeri, Jason Salavon, Allison Schulnik, Cordy Ryman, Ben Weiner and Kenichi Yokono with enthusiastic and quality collectors.

Kiel Johnson, Kim Dorland, Ben Weiner Jason Salavon and Yigal Ozeri all made the journey to Miami to visit us, for which we were very thankful and appreciative. We were able to catch up with them at our event at the Essex House, which we co-hosted with Catharine Clark Gallery, DCKT Contemporary, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, Electric Works, Hosfelt Gallery, Marx & Zavattero, Mixed Greens, Morgan Lehman Gallery, P.P.O.W., Paul Kopeikin Gallery and Rena Bransten Gallery.

• Sarah Douglas of Art + Auction and ArtInfo.com spoke with Catlin Moore (Gallery Manager) about works in the booth, and consequently announced the Metropolitan Museum’s acquisition of Jason Salavon‘s “Portrait (Hals)” for their permanent collection in her PULSE Miami review.

Ben Weiner‘s “C6H1206” went to the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation’s permanent collection, while Julie Heffernan‘s “Study for Self Portrait as Flat World” went to the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation.

• Museum des Beaux Arts Montreal acquired one of Allison Schulnik‘s videos, and 2×2 Gallery in Amsterdam confirmed a solo exhibition of new works by Kenichi Yokono.

• According to the Wall Street Journal‘s ongoing coverage, Miami had approximately 40,000 people in town for the fairs…dangerously close to 2007’s 43,000, and – we feel – largely indicative of a returning market. MMG personally met some fabulous collectors and writers over the week.

• Parties were prevalent – including free concerts by Santigold and the Sex Pistols – but MMG was too booked up to attend any functions besides their own. Because of this, they lived vicariously through the coverage on ArtForum, Flavorpill and ArtLog, and are only marginally bitter.

We sincerely thank all of our fervent collectors and MMG advocates for making the trip out this year, your support of our gallery and our artists is always deeply appreciated. Furthermore, our featured artists floored us with amazing work created for the booth, and their support of our ever-developing program. We thank them for providing us with such incredible art on an ongoing basis.

Check out the iPhone photojournalism efforts of MMG’S Gallery Manager, Catlin Moore, who apologizes for the horrendous quality of the images, but hopes they illuminate a small fraction of Miami’s greatness.

Next up: PULSE New York, 2010. Check back for the gallery’s announcement of this year’s solo booth artist.

Miami: Day Two

…and we haven’t quoted LMFAO once. Well, in public at least.

Our second day in Miami has given us a better sense of what lies ahead, and optimism is at an all-time high. MMG’s Jason Salavon arrived at the booth this morning – direct from Chicago – to install his video piece (which is stunning, might we add). With that, the booth was complete. Voilá!

After tying up some loose ends in B-202, and averting the near fatality of a black blazer due to some rogue white paint, we were on our way to the Art Basel VIP Preview and Vernissage. After stepping out of the cab (sunglasses instantly fogged over from the humidity), we found ourselves in the entrance of the cavernous ABMB fair; which was a labyrinth of over 250 galleries, Michael Jackson references, Kehinde Wiley, Christian Laboutin shoes and Perrier Jouet on wheels.

Highlights included Cherry and Martin’s solo booth of new Amanda Ross-Ho canvas works, Jack Shainman’s elaborate wall of Nick Cave soundsuits (as well as El Anatsui’s intricate aluminum works), Roberts & Tilton’s gorgeous Wiley painting, Deitch Projects’ glass Barry McGee wall piece, Charim Galerie’s solo booth of Valie Export works and hilger Contemporary’s luscious Massimo Vitali photograph.

Four and a half hours later, we had seen about 52% of the fair; but gave a valiant effort nevertheless…and surrendered to dinner needs. As we prepare for our very own VIP Preview Brunch tomorrow morning at 10 am, we will continue to report live from PULSE Miami via Twitter. The fair has already generated some pre-opening buzz, which you can read about on ArtNet, Miami Magazine, Miami Herald, The Lead Miami Beach and Whitewall Magazine.

Dear Miami: MMG Loves You

We came, we saw, we conquered….our booth, at least.

Day one of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair: Miami leaves us void of complaints and thrilled with the works we brought along. PULSE’s new location at the Ice Palace is absolutely perfect and pristine; not to mention the fabulous turnout of established and emerging galleries alike.

Check out some of the photos from our day (excuse the quality, had to snap ’em quick with the iPhone amongst installation) – and if you’re in the area, please visit us in Booth B-202, December 3 – 6th!

Chicago Loves Jason Salavon

Looks like Jason Salavon is all over the Windy City these days! Chicago’s annual Artists’ Month (which runs throughout October) will spotlight several emerging and established artists of note, including Jason, with exclusive programming and city-wide events.

Simultaneously, the artist will be participating in two exhibitions in Chicago. Glass Curtain Gallery at Columbia College will be showing work by Jason through October 30th, 2009, while Hyde Park Art Center will feature him in a solo exhibition, Spigot, which will run September 20, 2009 – January 17, 2010, at the  Jackman Goldwasser Catwalk Gallery.

Spigot is a rendition of the digital projection piece featured in Jason’s 2008 show with Mark Moore Gallery, so if you missed it here, here’s your second chance!