MetaDataPhile Opens Tonight

August 28, 2010

If anyone is in the Los Angeles area, please stop by my latest exhibition “MetaDataPhile: The Collapse of Visual Information,” at California State University at Fullerton. I have two site specific videopaintings in the show.

Information can be found on the Cal State website: Opening Saturday, August 28th from 5-8pm

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News from the Price Check Exhibition

July 20, 2010

Check out Art evangelist and blogger Kianga Ellis’ thoughts on my work in Price Check.

Kianga is organizing a talk for the closing of the show, where the curators will reveal the findings from their art market experiment. Read more on the Price Check blog, and please come by the closing reception on Tuesday, August 3rd from 7 – 11 PM.

I will also be featured on Kianga Ellis’ video blog Art With Your Own Eyes for the week of July 19th.

Price Check in Brooklyn

July 10, 2010

I have two prints in “Price Check”, an interactive curatorial examination of the variations of the visual art market based upon geographic proximity to a major art center.

Location: LaunchPad, a creative gathering place in Brooklyn
721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
718.928.7112 or

Summer shows

May 8, 2010

Two California shows coming up. I’ll be in this show METADATAPHILE: The Collapse of Visual Information at Cal State Fullerton Main Art Gallery. And I’ll be in residence at the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, California August – September, 2010.

Images from Architecturally../ works on architecture and space

February 7, 2010

November 19, 2009 – January 30, 2010, Hendershot Gallery, NYC

Screening at the British Film Institute

December 9, 2009

Peter Campus, “Inflections: changes in light and colour around Ponquogue Bay”

Peter Campus has included 4 of my single channel videos in his retrospective at the British Film Institute in London, the screening is on January 23rd.

Peter Campus, “Opticks”
BFI Gallery, 11 Dec 2009 – 14 Feb 2010
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XT

In December and January BFI Southbank celebrates the work of ground breaking video artist Peter Campus. The exhibition in the Gallery and the accompanying retrospective in the cinemas offer a rare opportunity to appraise the work of an artist who has contributed greatly to the development of the creative use of video and whose work has influenced two generations of practitioners.

Peter Campus Screening: Saturday, January 23rd, 15:30. Studio, 66min
Artists include: Seoungho Cho, Nayda Collazo-Llorens, Jason Varone, Kathleen Graves, Priyanka Dasgupta, Claudia Joskowicz, David Matorin, Alejandro Cesarco, Gautam Kansara.

Screening at Verge in Miami

December 2, 2009

Visions in New York City, Short Films and Videos
Curated by Maurizio Pellegrin and Heather Van Uxem

Presented at The Verge Art Fair by Gitana Rosa Gallery
Special screening Saturday, December 5, from 6 to 9pm.
The Catalina Hotel, 1732 Collins Ave, Miami, FL

Exhibition this Thursday at Hendershot Gallery

November 16, 2009

Featured artists include: Ella Ben-Aharon, Edo Ceder, Molly Dilworth, Merav Ezer, Interboro: Tobias Armborst + Daniel D’Oca + Georgeen Theodore, Bess Krietemeyer, Alois Kronschlaeger, Matthias Neumann, Graham Parker, Adi Shniderman, Eirini + Dimitra Tsachrelia in collaboration with Yoichiro Mizuno, and Jason Varone.

This exhibition investigates art and its relationship to the built environment. Architecturally… concerns itself with the in-between, the collaborative and the transdisciplinary. The primacy of the disciplines of art and architecture will be temporarily suspended for a more inclusive dialog on space and the site-specific. The artists and projects shown represent a wide range of disciplines including architecture, photography, painting, sculpture, video and dance, transcending the walls of Hendershot Gallery to encompass the entire sixth floor of the building.

Visions in NYC

November 3, 2009

Visions in New York City is an exhibition of short films and videos by established and emergent artists from all over the world. The film and video content and stills from these will be exhibited in Macy Art Gallery for two weeks, November 2 – November 13, 10 am – 6 pm, Mon – Fri.

The exhibition will end with a reception at the Macy Gallery on November 13, 6 – 9 pm.
Macy Gallery, 444 Macy Hall,
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027

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Exhibition at Hendershot Gallery

August 27, 2009

PROJECT ROOM: Jason Varone

September 3 — October 3
opening reception: September 3 — 6 – 8 PM

Varone’s latest works incorporate news related data from the internet with painting, illustrations and sound. Forcing technology into painting as technology is forced upon the landscape Varone’s works reflect humanity’s struggle with emergencies and crisis while also toying with the media representation of bad news.

Hendershot Gallery is pleased to exhibit the work of Jason Varone in the inauguration of the project room. As an extension of the gallery, Hendershot offices are open to the public as a means to exhibit new projects by emerging artists and convey the message that all are welcome here.

Update: Here are two photos from the show.

An Afternoon in Amorphous Studios

August 16, 2009

August 15, 2009.
Greenpoint, Brooklyn – I spent the afternoon with Albert Zuger of Amorphous Studios fabricating the mount for my newest videopainting.

What’s happening in the studio

July 3, 2009

ART PAPERS “Jason Varone: The Power of the Impossible”

March 1, 2009

Curator/Art critic Brett Levine wrote “Jason Varone: The Power of the Impossible” in the January/February issue of Art Papers. Art Papers reaches 180,000 readers annually in every state and in 50 countries. Download a PDF. Excerpt:

His new approach to information gathering, emphasizing ambiguity and openness of the internet, has resulted in commentary that is at times both incendiary and intelligent, both random and sublime. “In many ways,” Varone explains, “it is as if we are living in an increasingly high tech society, but we are watching it crumble.  We believe we are extraordinarily interconnected, yet our culture may be in decline at the same time.”

Two Upcoming Exhibitions

November 1, 2008

ART PAPERS 10th Annual Art Auction, 2009
Collectors preview: Friday, February 6th, 7-9pm.
Auction: Saturday, February 7th, 7-10pm.

Purchase auction tickets and see more about the artists here:

Hewitt Gallery @ Marymount Manhattan College
Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 6:00pm – January, 6th, 2009.

A Wrinkle in Time, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn.

September 19, 2008

A Wrinkle in Time, BRIC Rotunda Gallery
33 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, NY
Opening September 10th, 2008

From “a few notes on A Wrinkle in Time,” BRIC Rotunda blog:

Baseera Khan and Johanna Taylor describe “A Wrinkle in Time” as artists responding to the barrage of dates and events of our time. Barrage is the right word indeed. I saw many of the artists in “A Wrinkle In Time” responding to the sheer flow of information today as much as to the information itself. For instance, Jason Varone’s “Landscape of Telecommunicated Sounds” uses sound clips of world crises as raw material in the creation of a physical landscape. continue…

Previous Exhibitions

August 10, 2008

-Screening of “The Geometry of Hope,” ArteAmerica Festival, Fundación Cisneros, Miami, FL. March, 2008.
-Dromospheric Pollution (solo show), The Visual Arts Gallery at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. March,
, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Opening Nov 6th, 2006.
-20 Years In
, Internation Center of Photography, New York, NY Opening, Nov 3rd, 2006.
-Made in Nama
, Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA. Opening, Oct 26th, 2006.