I AM ALGORITHM
August 14 - October 19
Gallery Reception: October 12, 5-7:30pm
Jason Myers is a prolific multi-disciplinary American artist with studios in Indiana and the Netherlands. He received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from American University. Myers builds upon his experience in an array of media, consistently expanding their limits to create new hybrid techniques. The results are unique combinations of experimental artistic practices and raw industrial materials. His chosen materials often include steel, resin, and computer generated prints. He combines these materials with digital technology to explore such subjects as economics and alienation. Complex, layered, and exquisitely executed, his creations are often critiques of our current political and socioeconomic environment.
Myers’s works can be found in several museum collections around the country, including the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Additionally, individual works have been included in numerous museum exhibitions including at the Mint Museum (Charlotte), the Museum de Fundatie/Kasteel het Nijenhuis (Netherlands), and the Cornell Museum (Florida). He is represented by Long-Sharp Gallery (Indianapolis/New York). For this exhibition, Myers turns to himself as the primary subject. The exhibition will highlight a new series of self-portraits lining the walls of the gallery. Mapping technology will be in place to record visitors’ movements throughout the gallery, creating evidence for which painting receives the most attention from viewers. Data will then be collected and stored for use in future map-based installations.
The mission of the CoA+A gallery system is to create lively forums in which the curious encounter the work of global, regional, and local artists through diverse media and dynamic exchanges that are nourished by the intellectual and creative life of the university. Our programming will echo crossovers of the visual arts, architecture, music, theatre, and dance inherent to the College of Arts + Architecture at UNC Charlotte. We seek to provide a haven for experimentation, to invigorate the environments we occupy, and to amplify the means to engage art and design in our community.