Jack Warner, Mandamas, mixed media.
“I make enclosures, spaces, and objects directly relating to the proportions of the body and its use. I consider how one might move around these places and feel at ease or experience discomfort, relation or alienation: physical and mental discomfort either through the materiality of a heavy object, or the tight confines of erect walls; relation to the size of one’s body; or alienation from the unknown use or coded symbols. Through the framework of the military, the way it is structured, ordered, standardized, and fashioned, my work questions the performance of the body within structured environments.”
About the Artist: Jack Warner is a Maryland artist who currently lives in Silver Spring. Born in 1987, Jack grew up surrounded by the art of his grandfather Elwood Cooke, a D.C. native. His interest in art was reinforced during his first two years of college at Salisbury University, however, pursuit of an art degree was postponed due to personal and time specific events. Jack joined the United States Marine Corps in January 2008, shortly before the troop surge in Afghanistan. He served on active duty in Jacksonville, North Carolina. In 2010 he deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2012 he left active duty and returned to Maryland to finish his undergraduate studies in studio art at the University of Maryland, College Park.
About the Fleur and Charles Bresler Residency: In honor of VisArts patrons, Fleur and Charles Bresler, VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a four month residency at VisArts at Rockville. This residency provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided free of charge. The residency encourages interaction, dialogue and exploration both within the VisArts artist community and the larger Rockville community as well. The residency offers the gift of time and space to three artists and/or collaborative artist teams each year to experiment and realize new work. The current Bresler Resident Artists present their work in a solo exhibition at VisArts.
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