Warrenville Inspired Featured Artist: Jason Judd

There are only two more days to see Warrenville Inspired, Thursday, April 26th from 4-7pm and Sunday, April 29th from 1-4pm.  We hope you enjoy learning a little more about one of the featured artists Jason Judd, and then stop by the Museum before this exhibit closes.

Jason is currently pursuing his Master of Fine Arts in Time Arts and Museum Studies at Northern Illinois University. As a graduate instructor for the NIU Time Arts program, Jason teaches Introduction to Video Art and Critical Topics in Art and Time.  Find out more about his work at http://www.jasonajudd.com.

Jason was inspired by viewing our galleries through the museum’s security camera monitor.

Jason next to the museum's security camera monitor.

Artist Statement

“I look to connect with people through contemplation of being and our relationship with reality. Contemplating the independence of nature, whose sheer complexity perpetually transcends any human means to understand it. The inability to understand our existence and all that exceeds us excites our peculiar ability to imagine things beyond ourselves. We can imagine the impossibility of     flying, of falling in love, and we can also imagine the inevitable, our own death. And still, through    imagination we come to recognize the limits of our understanding, ever affirming a failure to grasp a sense of what it means to ‘be.’

“This existential foundation directs my work towards mediums that penetrate reality.  My video work deals with the reflection of time and cycles while representing reality to the viewer as a metaphor. My photographic work revolves around manipulating the viewers implied reality of a still image. These mediums allow me to maneuver through the organs of reality and extract the representation and metaphor that lie inside; to free the viewer of their daily bias of perceived time and concrete space. Ultimately, to know our limitations is to truly know ourselves.”

 

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