Friday, March 9 – April 13, 2018
Dual opening reception Friday, March 9 5:30 – 8 p.m with Anthony Warnick: Language Games
The Artist Talks: Anthony Warnick, 6:15 p.m. in the Euclid Avenue Gallery
The Artist Talks: Jonas Sebura 7 p.m. in the Main Gallery
“I worry that, especially as the millennium edges nearer, pseudoscience and superstition will seem year by year more tempting, the siren song of unreason more sonorous and attractive.”- The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan (1995)
Jonas Sebura’s exhibition Confounded into Unitary Chaos explores the space between formal structures of civilization and primitive alchemy. Using geometric forms of diminishing scale and complexity, paired with invented ritual objects inspired by pseudo-scientific tools, Sebura employs objects that relate to landscape, the body, and the spiritual. The artist’s objects and research point to the question, “what if anything is there to believe in?” Pulling from a wide range of influences including the visionary works of St. EOM’s Pasaquan, and Emery Blagdon’s Healing Machine, the artist searches for the tangible by embracing the unfounded.
Jonas Sebura earned his BFA from Alfred University’s School of Art and Design (2003) and his MFA from The Art Institute of Chicago (2011). Currently he is working as an Assistant Professor in Sculpture/Expanded Media at The Kent State University School of Art.
Visit Jonas’s website here.
Jonas’s checklist can be found here.
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