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Forced Addiction

Medium: Mixed media on canvas
Year: 2012
Size: 96 x 72"
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Jason Myers is a prolific multi-disciplinary American artist based in Logansport, Indiana. Myers graduated from Kansas City Art Institute where he received his bachelor’s and later earned his MFA from American University in Washington, D.C.

Myers has built upon his rich experience in different mediums, many of which he has taught at University level, and combined this experience with consistent evolution of both his style and technique. This resulted in a unique combination of traditional artistic and industrial raw materials in his current work – work in which technology is married to economics and the feeling of utter alienation haunts the figures populating the works. His artwork invites the use of such materials as steel, resin and computer generated prints. Complex, layered and exquisitely executed, Myers’ work often questions our current political and socioeconomic environment.

Forgoing the “typical trajectory” perhaps expected from modern-day artists -- a Brooklyn studio, numerous assistants – Myers instead opts for solitary path. The majority of the work he creates takes a year to complete from its conception. Myers’ determination and dedication to his art is captivating leaving lasting impressions on its viewers.  

With works exhibited at art fairs across the United States and abroad, Myers’ acclaim has only grown in the past several years. Indeed, several of Myers’ pieces were exhibited by Florida’s Cornell Museum in 2016.  In 2016, the artist's works were placed in the permanent collections of the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) and the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette.  The artist's first solo museum exhibit "STATUS: fluid/dynamic" takes place at The Polk Museum of Florida September - December 2017. 

** Long-Sharp Gallery is pleased to exhibit the works of Jason Myers.