OPEN Gallery: Jason Judd
Lipscomb University's OPEN Gallery presents:
Saturday, Sept. 7 - 28, 6 - 9 p.m.
244 Fifth Ave. N.
Nashville, TN 37219
Lipscomb University’s OPEN Gallery in the Nashville Arcade is pleased to announce its September exhibition: “Adjustments: One Through Five” by Jason Judd of Chicago.
Judd is a visual artist, co-director of the Chicago art and contemporary practices organization Make-Space.net and art editor for BITE Magazine. His solo exhibitions include “Essays in Navigation;” “Baltimore at Lease Agreement,” Baltimore, Md.; “The Third Death” at Spacecamp Gallery in Indianapolis, Ind.; and a two-person exhibition “Truth and Being at The Plaines Project” in Chicago, Ill. He has participated in group exhibitions at EbersMoore Gallery, Johalla Projects, Evanston Art Center, University Galleries, Herron School of Art and Design, Columbia College, Spudnik Press and the Warrenville Historical Museum.
“Adjustments: One Through Five” explores the patterns of presenting artworks in modernist and institutional exhibition spaces—creating an environment in which the artwork and the systems of presentation (hanging, leveling, preparing) are blurred. Judd uses his experience in gallery installation and exhibition planning to create a tension between the presentation constructing the artwork and the artwork framing the gallery. Judd does not separate his practice from the exhibition space.
Judd considers his actions to be “adjustments,” in which the environment and context are just as important as the object that is informing the exhibition’s function. Focusing on the construction of presenting nature in various mediums, Judd reveals a sculptural immediacy that cannot be removed from the image, video or text that is referring to nature. Through these adjustments Judd embellishes the abstraction that occurs when an image meets architecture.
The OPEN Gallery, wholly operated and curated by the students of the Lipscomb University Department of Art, is now in its second year of operation. New exhibits debut each month at the Fifth Avenue Art Crawl, on the first Saturday of each month or by appointment by calling 561.420.9315.