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JASON IRLA

JASON IRLA

Artist Work

Merger #3
2008
Fiberglass Screen
Dim. Variable
Peabody
2008
Oil on canvas
56"x44"
Why Must You Always Speak in Riddles?
2008
Pine, Spray Enamel and Flashe
72"x40"
The Shade of untitled
2008
Mixed Media
58"x38"
Crushed Under the Weight of Success (David and Eddie 85)
2008
Mixed Media
Dim. Variable
The Powers of Ten
2008
Mixed Media
40"x40"

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

Computers and technology are increasingly evolving to be perception machines, no longer just tools for carrying out complex equations or devices of storage. Increasingly ubiquitous, technology is becoming an extension of ourselves and our environments. I make videos that explore the relationships between time, perception and memory—three things that are so intricately interwoven that they determine to a great degree who we are and how we interact with the world as well as each other. For me video has a personal significance in relation to my earlier work as a painter along with my interest in the history of painting and the grand narrative of painters and painting. I had always wanted to make paintings that changed with time—that evolved in time. I found that ability in video. Using visual strategies found in abstract painting I produce videos that rely on self reflexive methods of production to question ideas of permanence. Using corrupted data, deteriorating or obsolete equipment as well as employing software and technology itself as a means of breaking down electronic data in a gesture of cannibalization, I am looking for answers as to how we use technology as a way to interface with both the past and the present.Computers and technology are increasingly evolving to be perception machines, no longer just tools for carrying out complex equations or devices of storage. Increasingly ubiquitous, technology is becoming an extension of ourselves and our environments. I make videos that explore the relationships between time, perception and memory—three things that are so intricately interwoven that they determine to a great degree who we are and how we interact with the world as well as each other. For me video has a personal significance in relation to my earlier work as a painter along with my interest in the history of painting and the grand narrative of painters and painting. I had always wanted to make paintings that changed with time—that evolved in time. I found that ability in video. Using visual strategies found in abstract painting I produce videos that rely on self reflexive methods of production to question ideas of permanence. Using corrupted data, deteriorating or obsolete equipment as well as employing software and technology itself as a means of breaking down electronic data in a gesture of cannibalization, I am looking for answers as to how we use technology as a way to interface with both the past and the present.

Artist Bio

Education
2010 MFA,, MT Royal School of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD
2008 BA, Bennington College 2008, Bennington VT

Select Exhibitions – Projects
2011 Fall Solos, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington VA
Time, Low Road Gallery, Greencastle, IN, Curated by Ben Valentine
2010 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Meyerhoff Gallery MICA, Baltimore MD
Post-Gogol: The Silent Absence of the Body, Slag Gallery, NY, New York,
Curated by Marek Bartelik
2009 Bennington Collects, USDAN Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington VT
Bennington Bookmarks, Caroline Crossett Library Bennington College, VT
MT Royal School of Art Fall Exhibition, Fox 3 Gallery, Baltimore MD,
2008 Bennington College Senior Thesis Exhibition USDAN Gallery, Bennington VT
Bennington Printmakers Exhibition, Vermont Arts Exchange N. Bennington VT
2007 Element Art Salon Monthly Exhibition, Motor Lounge, Detroit MI

Curatorial Work
2010 Desperate Times, Subbasement Artists Studios
2009 Chestnut. #3, Chestnut. Arts Space
Chestnut. #2, Chestnut. Arts Space
Chestnut. #1, Chestnut. Arts Space

Grants and Scholarships
2009 Mount Royal School of Art Graduate Scholarship
2008 3rd Place, 2008 Cooper Hewitt Peoples Choice Design Awards
Mount Royal School of Art Graduate Scholarship
Student Endowment for the Arts Grant
Elizabeth Reed Keller ’38 Memorial Art Scholarship
2007 Student Endowment for the Arts Grant

Bibliography
2010 Anxious Art in Desperate Times, Doreen Bolger, Art-full LIfe Blog, October 7
Desperate Times, Peter Boyce, Radar Redux Blog, September 2010
Post-Gogol: The silent Absence of the Body, Steven Barnes, ArtNews, May 2010Education
2010 MFA,, MT Royal School of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD
2008 BA, Bennington College 2008, Bennington VT

Select Exhibitions – Projects
2011 Fall Solos, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington VA
Time, Low Road Gallery, Greencastle, IN, Curated by Ben Valentine
2010 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Meyerhoff Gallery MICA, Baltimore MD
Post-Gogol: The Silent Absence of the Body, Slag Gallery, NY, New York,
Curated by Marek Bartelik
2009 Bennington Collects, USDAN Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington VT
Bennington Bookmarks, Caroline Crossett Library Bennington College, VT
MT Royal School of Art Fall Exhibition, Fox 3 Gallery, Baltimore MD,
2008 Bennington College Senior Thesis Exhibition USDAN Gallery, Bennington VT
Bennington Printmakers Exhibition, Vermont Arts Exchange N. Bennington VT
2007 Element Art Salon Monthly Exhibition, Motor Lounge, Detroit MI

Curatorial Work
2010 Desperate Times, Subbasement Artists Studios
2009 Chestnut. #3, Chestnut. Arts Space
Chestnut. #2, Chestnut. Arts Space
Chestnut. #1, Chestnut. Arts Space

Grants and Scholarships
2009 Mount Royal School of Art Graduate Scholarship
2008 3rd Place, 2008 Cooper Hewitt Peoples Choice Design Awards
Mount Royal School of Art Graduate Scholarship
Student Endowment for the Arts Grant
Elizabeth Reed Keller ’38 Memorial Art Scholarship
2007 Student Endowment for the Arts Grant

Bibliography
2010 Anxious Art in Desperate Times, Doreen Bolger, Art-full LIfe Blog, October 7
Desperate Times, Peter Boyce, Radar Redux Blog, September 2010
Post-Gogol: The silent Absence of the Body, Steven Barnes, ArtNews, May 2010