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Jason Peters

Dark Matter

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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The sculptural practice of Jason Peters combines the politics of the readymade with an intuitive process that takes the inherent character of the materials he employs to guide his construction strategies. Using ingenuity and superior craftsmanship, Peters succeeds in achieving his stated goal of "creating moments in time that cause people to contemplate or reconsider their values or ideas of time, space, and objects." Peters has stated, “Philosophically, all objects are ‘becoming’ in a continuous process of birth and death, because nothing is permanent.”

When

2006

About The Artist

Jason Peters received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1999. He has exhibited his work throughout the United States including Waterways in Venice, Italy; DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival, Brooklyn; Museum of Visionary Art, Baltimore; and Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe. He creates sculptural installations out of found objects and discarded materials, such as old tires and plastic buckets, using them as modular components of his sculptures.

The sculptural practice of Jason Peters combines the politics of the readymade with an intuitive process that takes the inherent character of the materials he employs to guide his construction strategies. Using ingenuity and superior craftsmanship, Peters succeeds in achieving his stated goal of "creating moments in time that cause people to contemplate or reconsider their values or ideas of time, space, and objects." Peters has stated, “Philosophically, all objects are ‘becoming’ in a continuous process of birth and death, because nothing is permanent.”

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