Juan Luna-Avin and Jason Jagel at Royal Nonesuch Gallery

February 27 2017 . 08:23pm

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All new works / painting / sculpture / video / audio
Saturday March 18th / Continuous Festival / 2-10pm

Royal Nonesuch Gallery
4231 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609

Artist Bios
Jason Jägel was born in 1971 in Boston, Massachusetts. He received degrees from California College of Arts and Crafts (BFA, 1995) and Stanford University (MFA, 2002). A monograph of his work entitled, Seventy-Three Funshine (2008), was created with an accompanying ten-inch vinyl record with music by Madlib and published by Electric Works, San Francisco. Jägel has been featured in numerous solo and group shows since 1995 including those in New York, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Milan, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans and more. Jagel’s work appears in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The UCLA Hammer Museum, and the Portland Museum of Art, among others. Jason lives with his wife and two daughters in San Francisco.

Born in Mexico City, Juan Luna-Avin is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work explores mythology, memory, and history. The work reflects influences that range from abstract expressionism to comic book aesthetics, especially the use of crude drawing techniques and arbitrary compositions. He has exhibited at such venues as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure, Queen’s Nails Projects, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Casa del Lago (Mexico City), and Ceroinspiracion (Quito, Ecuador). Since 2004, he has been a member of Club Unicornio, a San Francisco-based collective of artists-DJs who play underground, kitschy, and experimental music from Latin America. He holds an MFA in Art Practice from Stanford University and a BFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, where he was an Osher Scholar. Awards include a Suzanne Baruch Lewis MFA Grant (2010) and a McNamara Family Creative Arts Grant from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (2009). He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Visual and Public Art department at California State University, Monterey Bay.

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New Jason Jagel print available

June 26 2014 . 07:49pm

fambly-moonlight

FAMBLY (Full Moon)
Two colors
edition of 7
on 300 gsm / 140 lb. Arches 88
30 x 22 inches / 76 x 60 cm

fambly-sunset

FAMBLY (Sunset)
Two colors
edition of 7
on 300 gsm / 140 lb. Arches 88
30 x 22 inches / 76 x 60 cm

Both are available artist-direct for $160 (domestic) & $175 (international) packed and shipped at: jasonjagel.com

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New Jason Jägel print available now

July 06 2013 . 01:07am

Spaces-Print

 

Jason Jägel | “Spaces” 2013
five-color screenprint on 300gsm 100% cotton Saunders Waterford
15 x 11 inches (38 x 28 cm)
edition of 45, signed and numbered

Available at: jasonjagel.com/basement

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Jason Jagel | The Castle & Other Works at Galleri Christoffer Egelund

October 22 2012 . 06:52pm

 

Friday October 26th from 4-7 pm at Galleri Christoffer Egelund

Galleri Christoffer Egelund is proud to present “The Castle & Other Works”, an exhibition by the American artist Jason Jägel (b. 1971). It is his second solo show at the gallery. The talented artist is represented at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, among others. With this exhibition Jägel presents new gouache paintings on paper including a series of paintings entitled, “The Castle”.

Jägel creates many works at once, continually re-approaching paintings with spontaneity and instinct. His work is a form of autobiographical fiction, employing disciplined improvisation for the past twenty years to hone a singular language of picture writing. Scale shifts, linguistic expressions, multiple perspectives, color surfaces and overlapping spaces result in a shimmering expression. As spectators, the ambiguous and fragmented narratives are deliberately open to interpretation.

“The Castle” is a series of paintings that originate as “blotter” paper: a base layer beneath other on-going paintings that naturally accrues random overpaint, test brush marks, notations, inattentive attention and text. The series has been developing for the past 12 years. Concerning the works, Jägel explains: “These works function as a hub during which other types of work can flourish. They are a consonant outgrowth of super-marginal paint and the harnessing of peripheral energy. The title derives from these works condition as an ‘accumulation of facts’ –an unassailable state of becoming.”

In 2002 Jason Jägel graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from Stanford University. Since 1995 he has participated in numerous exhibitions, including solo shows in Barcelona, Copenhagen, Los Angeles, Milan and New York. Besides MoMa, New York and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Jägel is also represented in collections of UCLA Hammer Museum of Art and the Portland Museum of Art, USA, and in numerous private collections. Seventy-Three Funshine, a monograph of his work, was released in 2008. In 2012 Jägel was awarded a fellowship from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. In addition to his rigorous studio practice, Jägel teaches at numerous institutions in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Galleri Christoffer Egelund invites you to the opening of the show “The Castle & Other Works” on Friday October 26th from 4pm – 7pm. At the reception Jason Jägel will be present. The exhibition will run until December 1st 2012. Opening hours: Monday – Friday from 11-18, Saturdays from 12-16. For further information and press photographs, please contact the gallery at: info@christofferegelund.dk or at +45 33 93 92 00. To view the exhibited works click HERE

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Jason Jagel | The Castle

September 10 2012 . 10:05pm

Jason Jägel was born in 1971 in Boston, Massachusetts. He received degrees from California College of Arts and Crafts (BFA 1995) and Stanford University (MFA 2002). A monograph of his work entitled, Seventy-Three Funshine (2008), was created with an accompanying ten-inch vinyl record with music by Madlib and published by Electric Works, San Francisco. Jägel has been featured in numerous solo and group shows since 1995 including those in New York, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Milan, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans and more. Jagel’s work appears in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The UCLA Hammer Museum and the Portland Museum of Art, among others. Jason lives with his wife and two daughters in San Francisco.


*The Castle will be on display through November 11, 2012

Find out more at: JasonJagel.com / needlesandpens.com

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