My recent studio work has been influenced by early archival photographs pertaining to
western Canadian colonial history. What interests me most in these 19th century photographs are their imperfections – their faded and physically damaged appearances – their abstractions. I exploit
these found abstractions as I imitate and paint them with a critical intention upon figurative under-paintings of the prospectors and colonial profiteers derived from the very same photographs. Applying these metaphorical scars, these palimpsests of
imperfection, is a response to a questionable adherence to an heroic and sentimental past.
As a painter, I have been meandering between juxtaposing romantic and critical dialogues. Subverting my inherent desire
to romanticize has taken a pivotal role in the way I am currently working conceptually and personally.
2006 BFA, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, BC|
2007 Imperfect Pictures - Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver,BC|
2004 Brier Rose, The Flower Factory, Vancouver, BC.
2001 Red Right Hand, Columbia Street Studio, Vancouver, BC.
2006 Transition - Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC|
2006 Hit the Showers, The Other Gallery, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB.
2006 White and Other Colours, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
2006 Grad Show, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, BC.
2006 Explicit Declaration: Queering Art and Politics, Emily Carr Institute Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
2006 Temporary display at Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts, Vancouver, BC.
2005 The Alchemy Show, Emily Carr Institute Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
2003 Foundation Show, Emily Carr Institute Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
2006 Scholarship to Canadian Art Colleges' Collaborative Banff Residency ll, Banff, AB|
2005 Kerry Black Scholarship, Vancouver, BC.
2004 BC Arts Council Senior Scholarship, Vancouver, BC.
2004 Brissenden Scholarship, Vancouver, BC.
|Residencies and Symposiums|
2006 Banff Summer Studio Residency, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB.|
Johnson, Mia. “Jason Froese: Imperfect Pictures.” Preview, Vol.21, No.1, February/March 2007.|