Kim Abeles | Amy Gerstler | Benjamin Weissman| Carol Treadwell | Jason Smith |
Since receiving his bachelor's in fine arts from California State University at Fullerton, Jason is widely recognized as a proactive artist whose imagery skates on the "contemporary edge". In addition to exhibitions, this young artist has also had work featured in "Wired", "Lava", and "Greencart". Presently Jason is working on a masters of fine arts at the University of Southern California.
"I announce a coup d'etat against the evil specters of angst-mongering,
diluted sentimentality, and other repulsive outmoded garbage that
masquerades itself as contemporary art. Others use cheesiness without the
intention of cheesiness while I am achieving a cheesy candor and vigor with
intent. I drive to install the funk by constructing a framework of
intelligence disseminated from the popular culture and elements of the
sub-pop. This spawns an environment of sophomoric revelry saturated with
multilayered paradoxes. It is the notion of funk that bulldozes the tattered
facsimiles of history and blurs its parameters so that the ultimate utopian
dialogue may transpire. I invite all to multitask their intellects and join
in the celebration."