The Making of Founder by Jason Paschal

When time came to finally assemble Founder, I was exhausted. Robert was by all accounts tired, but if there were some way to measure how tired one was, I'd bet good money that I'd win hands down. 

This exhaustion led to all manner of frustrations during the process, compounded with my complete lack of organization when it came to the tools required to get the piece together. Robert was graceful given all my babbling and rushing around, a kindness that not many other people afford me when I get like I do when I haven't slept.

We had a plan, and as with all plans it immediately started falling apart. However, this was a happy occurence; in the process of having to find another way to assemble a piece that still spoke to our original ideas, we stumbled across a presentation that far exceeded our original ideas.

I thought it would be interesting to share some pictures from the whole effort, if only to give a glimpse into how it came together.

At the Nave Gallery by Jason Paschal

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I'm happy to have had the collaborative work "Founder (Badly Kept Secrets)" accepted into the W2W2 (Wall to Wall II: Working Together) exhibition at the Nave Gallery, and to have our work sit alongside so many other great artists, both local and across the world. The assemblage piece was my first official collaboration with the artist Robert Welch.

Running from September 30th to October 29th, the Nave Gallery is located at 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA. Images of the opening reception and images for the W2W2 catalog have been posted on their Facebook page courtesy of Karl Stephan. 

At Gallery 4 by Jason Paschal

I'm grateful to 4th Floor Artists for accepting some of my works for their "Abstracts" exhibition at Gallery 4.

I'll admit it was a bit bizarre to be hanging my art up in a gallery that was just down the street from the house I grew up in - when I was a kid there, I wouldn't have even know to look for a gallery, much less expect one around the corner.  And even had I known about it when I was a kid, I never thought I'd be the sort to actually be featured in a gallery like this. 

Going home is weird sometimes, isn't it?

Running from September 22nd to October 8th, Gallery 4 is located at 379 Liberty St, Rockland, MA.

At the Warwick Center for the Arts by Jason Paschal

I'm honored to be included in the Warwick Center for the Arts "31st Annual RI Open" juried exhibition.

I almost didn't get to show off "5 O'Clock Shadowboxing" at the WCFA because the email alerting me to being accepted was flitted away under some subcategory of my inbox by an algorithm devised by Google. Thankfully, following the official drop-off date, I received a call asking "Do you plan on bringing in your piece?"

Some scrambling to bring it to them ensued.

Running from September 13th to November 10th, the Warwick Center for the Arts is located at 3259 Post Rd, Warwick, RI. Images from the opening reception have been posted to an album on their Facebook page.

At Gallery X by Jason Paschal

Gallery X provided a great opportunity to exhibit my works during their "Public Hanging" exhibition, for which I'm ever grateful.

Featuring an overwhelming amount of beautiful art, this is the first year I participated in their annual event. It's my hope to be involved with Gallery X's events whenever the opportunity arises. 

Running from August 2nd to August 27th, Gallery X is located at 169 William St, New Bedford, MA.

WRITE RIGHT NOW, Warwick Public Library by Jason Paschal

I was happy to have completed an 80-piece work entitled “Write Right Now” for display at the Warwick Public Library. It consisted of a myriad set of ideas, all of which sat within the frame of a standard comic book page. Most of these collages were made from actual comic books. Each finished piece was displayed in a mylar comic bag, with a backing board.

The WRITE RIGHT NOW series, alongside other works.

The WRITE RIGHT NOW series, alongside other works.

This was my first real public showing outside of CCRI, and the pieces were made specifically for this exhibition. It ran for the entire month of July 2016 at Warwick Public Library, located at 600 Sandy Ln, Warwick, RI.