Monday, January 4, 2010

Gallery BellJar Featuring Jason Vivonia

SHOOK ONES
FEATURING
JASON VIVONA

January 15th - February 13th

Opening Reception
January, Friday the 15th
6:00 - 9:00 PM

Gallery BellJar

3187 16th Street
San Francisco

A little bit from the artist-

"I was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. (birthplace of basketball and Indian Motorcycles).
I settled in the Bay Area of California, to live and work, after traveling North America for over a decade and a half.
my new paintings are paintings,drawings,sculptures, and quilts all in one. they are odd creatures.
I really enjoy watching Northern Exposure and drinking some wine."



Learn more about Jason at one of these amazing links!
www.jasonvivona.com
www.werideatnight.com
www.flickr.com/vivonaart


Full bio


JASON MATTHEW VIVONA
Born December 31, 1975, Springfield, MA.

Education
1994-1997 Massachussetts College of Art

Jason Vivona currently resides in Santa Rosa, CA. He concentrates on creating visual art and music as well as serving as Art Director for WE RIDE AT NIGHT, an art/skateboard company that produces collaborative works with other artists in the form of limited edition skateboards and clothing. Also, Vivona currates WE RIDE AT NIGHT's quarterly group exhibition that showcases the artists that the company collaborates with.

His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries across the United States such as 111 MINNA in SF, The Museum of New Art in Detroit, and Vitale Gallery in Florida to name a few. Although mainly in group exhibitions, his work has been featured solo at Syracuse University and Homestar Modern in Portland, OR. among others

Vivona's work has been published in Juxtapoz, Transworld Skateboarding, WARP, DIW, Skyscraper, RELAX, Portland FunBook 3 and many more.

His newest work is constructed much like that of the abstract expressionists,where a mark is made, and the following mark is a reaction to the initial mark and so on. Vivona, in a sense, abstractly applies an extensive vocabulary of initially identifiable visual elements to create an ever-evolving narrative within the piece. The end result being a completely cohesive, realized image, often laced with curtural reference and satirism.

Vivona directs a portion of his energy to freelance design. In the past he's worked for such companies as Consolidated Skateboards, Fuel TV, Arena Rock Recording Co., Innes Clothing, and Converse. Currently he is producing work for Nike 6.0, Volcom, and Drop City Productions acting as art director and character/set designer for new animated commercials and television programs, partnering up with Adult Swim alum and director of photography, Jeffrey Gardner and writer/photographer, Tod Brilliant.

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