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Jason McKay

Sagan Codex

2012, Mixed media, 86"w x 14"h x 8"d

My paintings begin with a serendipitous mental image arising from a layering of information. From biology to cosmology, existentialism to magic realism, such amalgamations generate my concepts. For example, I see existential traits in ecological succession: if a forest burns down, it does not mean that it will inherently re-grow, even though we might presume it should. I playfully move between these fields to help convey an aura of discovery. Treating my studio like a laboratory, I subject my mental images to experimentations through material processes——the outcome is a transformation into visual entities, abstract narratives, and other phenomena. I aim to create images that echo my busy mindset——a melding of technological optimism and pessimism; they become charts exhibiting hope and skepticism for a knowledge-based culture.

Jason McKay - Sagan Codex

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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.