Monday, February 11, 2013

Don't Think About It: Jason Carron

The Concept/OK:Art in Oklahoma exhibition welcomes the public until February 16 at the new Tulsa Arts and Humanities Council’s Hardesty Arts Center. Admission is free of charge. See for more information. 

Through a partnership with the Charlotte Street Foundation, the Focus artists will also present their work at the La Esquina gallery in Kansas City in March 2013. The Focus OK-KC component includes four Oklahoma artists and five Kansas City, MO artists developing new work for the exhibitions in both Tulsa and Kansas City. Read more in this Art Focus Oklahoma magazine article about the Focus artists. 

Jason Carron 
Kansas City, MO
Project Statement: 
The command ”don’t think about it” is generally an inward command to ourselves. It is a popular coping mechanism we use to overcome many things. Giving ourselves the permission to ignore or overlook something can relieve internal conflicts and stresses.  Although this mechanism is usually criticized, it is necessary because of the overwhelming amount of information available.
This artwork provokes thought (as most artworks do), but at the same time it outwardly rejects thought.  This puts the viewer in an ironic situation.  The moving, monstrous heads create a facade which seems to discourage entry.  The best thing is to turn back and do not think about it.
Jason Carron is an emerging artist living and working in Kansas City, MO. The majority of his current work is in video format. His videos are minimal and repetitive, exploring intuitive humanistic expressions. While his work is quite literal and simple, the use of his body reflects the complex nature of the human condition. 

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