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Jason E. Carter

Bauspiel

2009, Oil on linen, 34"w x 24"h

In this body of work I use found photography, specifically Polaroids. The Polaroids are discarded memories, shot by amateurs, of which the original stories are lost. I begin to re-contextualize the images, awaken their memories and reclaim their pasts. After an exploration within the contents of these photos, they are reintroduced with a new identity. This identity is not a complete abstraction; I leave significant elements in this new composition. I look at it as a collaboration between the original photographer and myself. In this particular painting I placed in a Bauspiel. This is a children’s toy created by Alma Buscher in 1922 during her time at the Bauhaus. I am interested in and commenting on the importance of the role of play in art and as an educational device.

Jason E. Carter - Bauspiel

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in 2020 in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so for another year, through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.