JASON JAGEL: PERIPHERAL LISTENS, JAN 28 - MAR 5, 2005
Queen's Nails Annex is pleased to present their second exhibition Peripheral Listens, featuring the work of San Francisco-based artist Jason Jagel. The show will consist of original paintings, sound and video works, as well as small edition cds with locally screen-printed covers and inserts. The works depict episodic storylines in six parts inspired by the many lives and histories of Market Street, and were chosen as part of the San Francisco Art Commission's Market Street Art in Transit Program. The works incorporate fictional and factual histories with current stories and events of San Francisco's most bustling and complex urban streets.
Jason's work is well known for its intuitive and intelligent social complexity that coalesces into a gorgeous aesthetic. Both gritty and comical his work often stumbles on truthful narratives that invent wholly new compositions.
Jagel attended CCA as an undergraduate and later received his Master's degree from Stanford University. He has exhibited widely in the Bay Area, as well as in New York, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh. Jason was featured in three solo exhibitions at Richard Heller Gallery in Los Angeles, including a solo show in Miami Basel in 2001. In addition to his rigorous studio practice he also teaches drawing and painting at the California College of Arts.