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Jason Froese  Bio  ·     ·  Exhibitions:   Imperfect Pictures



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.


 


 




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Jason Froese - Claimstaker VII - click for larger image

Claimstaker VII
72 x 45 Inches 
oil on canvas
$3,200
Jason Froese - Claimstaker VI - click for larger image

Claimstaker VI
72 x 45 Inches 
oil on canvas
$3,200
Jason Froese - Claimstaker V - click for larger image

Claimstaker V
72 x 45 Inches 
oil on canvas
$3,200
Jason Froese - Claimstaker III - click for larger image

Claimstaker III
72 x 45 Inches 
oil on canvas
$3,200
Jason Froese - Claimstaker IV - click for larger image

Claimstaker IV
72 x 45 Inches 
oil on canvas
$3,200
Jason Froese - Man with Gun II - click for larger image

Man with Gun II
24 x 36 Inches 
oil on canvas
$2,100
Jason Froese - Man with Gun I - click for larger image

Man with Gun I
24 x 36 Inches 
oil on canvas
$2,100
Jason Froese - Claimstaker II - click for larger image

Claimstaker II
72 x 45 Inches 
oil on canvas
$3,200
Jason Froese - Claimstaker I - click for larger image

Claimstaker I
72 x 45 Inches 
oil on canvas
$3,200
Jason Froese - Claimstaker VIII - click for larger image

Claimstaker VIII
72 x 45 Inches 
oil on canvas
$3,200
Jason Froese - Man with Wrapped Gun - click for larger image

Man with Wrapped Gun
24 x 36 Inches 
oil on canvas
$2,100
Jason Froese - Mallarme - click for larger image

Mallarme
23 x 36 Inches 
oil on canvas
$2,100
Jason Froese - Daguerre - click for larger image

Daguerre
23 x 36 Inches 
oil on canvas
$2,100
Jason Froese - Two Settlers - click for larger image

Two Settlers
36 x 48 Inches 
oil on canvas
$2,300
Jason Froese - Emerging Artist #5 - click for larger image

Emerging Artist #5
84 x 48 Inches 
oil on canvas
$4,000
Jason Froese - Settlers #2 - click for larger image

Settlers #2
28 x 20 Inches 
oil on canvas
$1,600
Jason Froese - Settlers #1 - click for larger image

Settlers #1
28 x 20 Inches 
oil on canvas
$1,600
Jason Froese - Ranger #2 - click for larger image

Ranger #2
72 x 45 Inches 
oil on canvas
$3,200
Jason Froese - Settlers #5 - click for larger image

Settlers #5
28 x 20 Inches 
oil on canvas
$1,600
Jason Froese - Settlers #4 - click for larger image

Settlers #4
28 x 20 Inches 
oil on canvas
$1,600
Jason Froese - Settlers #3 - click for larger image

Settlers #3
28 x 20 Inches 
oil on canvas
$1,600
Jason Froese - Woman with a Gun - click for larger image

Woman with a Gun
24 x 36 Inches 
oil on canvas
$2,100
Jason Froese - Property - click for larger image

Property
48 x 84 Inches 
oil on canvas
$4,000
Jason Froese - Epilogues 4a - click for larger image

Epilogues 4a
9 x 32 Inches 
oil on canvas
$950
Jason Froese - Epilogues 5a - click for larger image

Epilogues 5a
9 x 32 Inches 
oil on canvas
$950
Please email the gallery to view more works by Jason Froese.


Education
2006 BFA, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, BC


Solo Exhibitions
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.



Group Exhibitions
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.



Awards
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.




Selected Bibliography
Johnson, Mia.  “Jason Froese: Imperfect Pictures.” Preview, Vol.21, No.1, February/March 2007.


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