Uchronia

An installation by Jason Varone
July 24 – August 30, 2020
49 Eagle Street, North Adams, MA


UCHRONIA, featuring the Berkshires- and Brooklyn-based artist Jason Varone, is an exhibition that explores the interaction of data and the physical world through traditional painting and digital projections. In this exhibition, Varone weaves together different textures of electronic data to create a dynamic picture of our evolving world.

“My experiences with technology have informed my relationship to the natural landscape, and by extension to painting. I’m interested in the information ecosystem we have created for ourselves, and how extensively it has infiltrated and degraded our habitat. Today, to even catch a glimpse of the real world one must look past clouds of misinformation. An unsettled reality exists behind the noise.”

UCHRONIA investigates reality, or unreality. By combining traditional ideas of the landscape in art with dynamic content, these works reveal a tension that exists in nature: a struggle between the physical and the digital.

“I don’t consider landscape as something to passively observe, and then, depict in a painting, but rather as a force that can only be defined by the data flowing through it.”

Jason Varone (b. 1976, Brooklyn, NY) lives and works in both the Berkshires in Massachusetts and Brooklyn, New York. His work has been exhibited in many venues, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, The Boston Center for the Arts, The British Film Institute, The International Center of Photography, and Art in General in New York City. In 2013 he was named one of the “top ten artists to watch in Bushwick” by Hyperallergic. He received his M.A. from New York University in 2002, with a focus on video and installation.

Uchronia Exhibition Views | 2020 | Artwork, Videopaintings