Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Meet NY artist Jason Paradis 7-23-10, 4-6 pm

Please join us for a small gathering to meet NY artist and curator Jason Paradis at Seed Space (427 Chestnut St., 37203) this Friday, July 23, 2010, 4-6 pm. Kindly RSVP by Thursday to curator@n-cap.org if you can make it. See press release below.

ARTIST NOTE: Jason is also interested in doing studio visits on Saturday. If you are interested in such a visit, email curator@n-cap.org by Thursday.

Contact: Adrienne Outlaw, Laura Hutson
Phone: 615-479-8623
Email: curator@n-cap.org


Seed Space is proud to announce a mixed media installation from artist Jason Paradis, on view from July 24 through Sep 18 in the Chestnut Square building on 427 Chestnut Street.

Jason Paradis is an artist and curator from Canada who now lives and works in the New York area. This is Paradis’ first exhibition in the south, which is exciting given the thematic link between his artwork and the southern agrarian tradition. His installations blend contemplation, wonder, and reverie with a certain psychedelic oddity that is perfectly at home here. Existential wonderings on the mystery of nature and the possibility of solitude pervades his work, a result, Paradis says, of “a lot of camping under an expansive sky in the northern Canadian wilderness. There, questions emerged regarding the existence of something much larger than the immediate world. “

Paradis currently teaches Studio classes at Stony Brook University and Art Theory and Appreciation at St-Joseph’s College. His work has been displayed in several exhibitions in and around New York City as well as across the United States and Canada. Among these are New York area galleries such as White Columns, Jessica Murray Projects, Cynthia Broan Gallery, Marcus Ritter, and OMNI Gallery. Other venues include the Islip Art Museum, Patchogue Arts, and the Art Gallery at Virginia Tech. He received a BFA from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, an MFA from Stony Brook University, and attended the selective Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program hosted by the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Seed Space is the newest venture of Nashville Cultural Arts Project, or NCAP, a 501c(3), and receives funding from the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission. It is located at 427 Chestnut Street in South Nashville, where it is open by appointment, and has public gallery hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12-4pm.

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