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Jonathan Faber: Material

Exhibition Dates: September 2 - October 1, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, September 2, 7-10pm

Big Medium Gallery at Canopy
916 Springdale Rd Bldg 2, #101, Austin TX 78702
Gallery hours: Tue - Sat, 12-6pm and by appointment

Painting to Jonathan Faber is a physical thinking process – a way of getting involved in a kind of internal dialogue. He is interested in making work that is primarily abstract, yet also part of a lexicon of real world imagery. In each painting there is a negotiation of extremes – a friction between concept and intuition. The artist keenly balances a methodical and immediate approach to each image through a broad vocabulary of spontaneous and deliberate form, color and marks. As a result the paintings hover between an abstract substance and an ambient space.

This balance of distinctive approaches is rooted in his passion for the process of painting, specifically a strong desire to stretch the syntax of the medium by pulling paint in different directions and across a surface in a variety of ways. Although the process can be similar in each image, it is his intention to make each individual painting singular, as an entity with its own idiosyncrasies.

Jonathan Faber received a BFA from Alfred University and an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. He was the recipient of the Pollock Krasner Fellowship and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. His work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums across the country, including Cue Art Foundation, the Galveston Arts Center, David Shelton Gallery, and the Blanton Museum of Art. He currently resides in Austin and is an Assistant Professor at Texas State University School of Art & Design.


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Big Medium is funded in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

Big Medium is also supported by the Texas Commission on the Arts and by generous contributions from private donors.