New York, NY. Porter Contemporary is pleased to announce its participation in the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair in New York this May 3-6 and will present a solo booth of paintings by Jason Bryant. Bryant’s exhibition explores his fascination with film and skateboarding culture to create mysterious metaphors that will be on display in IMPULSE Booth I-7.
Heavily influenced by classic film, “Jason Bryant uses images from cinematic moments and explores themes of loneliness, vulnerability and frailty through the use of seductive, photo-realistic paintings of film stills coupled with his signature skateboard graphics and pixelated characters,” says Jessica L. Porter, Founder and Director of Porter Contemporary.
Highlights from the exhibition include new works from Jason Bryant’s upcoming solo show ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ at Porter Contemporary this coming September. Fabulously Flawed, pictured above, and Love & Lies, an oil on skateboard painting pictured right featuring graphics from a 1990 Powell Peralta skateboard, all tell part of Bryant’s story. Each title from the series carries non-literal meaning of smoke and mirrors to portray a facade of confidence and how people use it to trick others into perceiving that all is well. “Sometimes we’re trying to balance chaotic moments or raptures in harmony like the bone breaking the painting above,” says Jason Bryant, “and we use smoke and mirrors to convey a polished life but sometimes it’s broken.
What: PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, IMPULSE Booth I-7
Exhibition Dates: Thursday, May 3 12-8pm
Friday, May 4 10am–8pm
Saturday, May 5 12-8pm
Sunday, May 6 12-5pm
Press & VIP Preview: Thursday, May 3 9am-12pm
Where: The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th St Chelsea, NY, NY 10011
IMPULSE Booth I-7