Professor in the School of Art & Design at Eastern Michigan University.
Jason J Ferguson uses humor, the uncanny, and an absurdist voice to create public interventions, performance works, videos, and sculptural objects. Ferguson’s psychologically charged installations have been said to raise issues of artistic control, consciousness, and mortality. In his work private space becomes public, the ethereal becomes tangible, and the obvious becomes obscure. Ferguson has exhibited internationally including exhibitions in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Berlin, São Paulo, and Tirana; as well as nationally in Brooklyn, Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Kansas City, Cincinnati, and Detroit. Notable venues include the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MoCAD), the Delaware Contemporary, the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, Brooklyn’s BRIC, and the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago. He was an Artist in Residence at Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in 2007 and Kunst in Kolderveen, the Netherlands in 2008. Ferguson speaks widely about his work through public lectures and events. He has been featured in a variety of publications including SCULPTURE Magazine, Hyperallergic, SciArt Magazine, Artifizz, the Chicago Art Review, the 3D Additivist Cookbook, among others. Jason currently resides in Michigan where he is a Professor in the School of Art & Design at Eastern Michigan University.
Talk: Homing: the work of Jason Ferguson and Matt Kenyon
Homing, (re)considers the notion of domesticity through a combination of ideas, metaphors, and objects that take as a starting point aspects and images of the home. In the nearly 10 years that have passed since Kenyon and Ferguson’s MoCAD exhibition the world has undergone a social and political unraveling forcing many to turn inward; to reflect and re-evaluate what is truly meaningful in their lives. Homing will address the heightened intimacy of home while challenging the invisible systems that govern day-to-day existence.
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