At the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, In the Groove Exhibition by Jason Paschal

Brooklyn. I'm beyond excited to be a part of the In the Groove series at the upcoming exhibition over at the BWAC (Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition) with my conceptual album cover for the song Those Who Can't, Cheat by the artist Clarence Clarity. 

By no means is it an official album cover, simply one that formed to the tune of one song that I really love, but that notwithstanding, album covers (and music) has always provided a major inspiration for my work, many of which are named for lyrics in songs or at least allude to music in some fashion.

The cover is an amalgam of my Stream-of-Consciousness series, which I feel is all too appropriate. Then again, my interpretation of the music may differ from yours. I highly suggest you check out the song/music video/artist and of course the exhibition.

Below are my 3 submissions, all of which I enjoyed making, personally, with the first of the three being the art to be featured at the BWAC.

Running May 12th to October 28th the In the Groove exhibition will be located at the BWAC exhibition space, located at 481 Van Brunt, Door 7, Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn, 11231, in the pre-Civil War warehouse overlooking the Statue of Liberty.

At the Unnatural Symmetry Exhibition with the Rochester Collage Society by Jason Paschal

Two of my Stream-of-Consciousness collages are being featured by the Rochester Collage Society in Rochester, NY as a part of their Unnatural Symmetry exhibition. I've been delving heavily into collage of late and I'm proud to be a part of a collage-specific exhibition.

This will be the first exhibition I'll likely to be unable to physically attend, which is both a bad thing and a good thing. One one side, obviously, I won't be able to meet other collage artists and see my work on display, but on the good it means that my art is making it further and further away from me.

Running February 22nd to February 24th, the Unnatural Symmetry exhibition is located at 50-52 Public Market Way, Rochester, NY.

Stream-of-Consciousness Collages by Jason Paschal

The last few weeks have been great when it comes to actually creating art. I've had that burst of creative energy that has me constantly on the lookout for opportunities to make something. With that energy comes far too many ideas that I can actually produce when I'm doing analog art. 

I had an idea to combine these short little stream-of-consciousness non-sequiturs with these ad-hoc collages. I was really into the idea, so I decided that I'd make some digital collages and I've immediately fallen in love with doing it.

I've put my art up in the Warwick Public Library the last two years, and I've signed up to do so again in 2018. What I'd really like to do is make a whole series of these, enough that it could potentially occupy the whole wall. It's a really big wall, though, so perhaps I should just enjoy the process of making these instead of worrying where they might be seen.

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, W2W2 Exhibition 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, Abstracts Exhibition 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, 31st Annual RI Open 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, Public Hanging Exhibition 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.