The Tempest

Exhibit dates: May 18 – July 7, 2012

Redux Contemporary Art Center is proud to present a new site-specific installation by visiting artist Jason Hackenwerth.   Jason Hackenwerth is known for his large-scale balloon installations. Hackenwerth’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. Hackenwerth’s sculptures have been featured in the Great Hall of Dinosaurs at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History and The Madonna Project at Art Basel Miami Beach. He earned a BFA from Webster University, St. Louis, MO and an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA. He recently was awarded the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Inc grant.  Hackenwerth currently lives and works in New York City.

Jason Hackenwerth’s approach is a traditional studio practice of testing the potency of a material in a state that may be perceived as both extraordinary and simple. For the Tempest, he will exhibit experimental sculptures cut from plywood and designed to fit together with a tongue in groove construction technique allowing the forms to be assembled like a giant puzzle and be held together by gravity.  Inspired by the iconic sculptures and mobiles of past masters, each of Hackenwerth’s works are an expression in the evolving language of sculpture.

About Jason Hackenwerth

Jason Hackenwerth works have been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions including: the Museum of Arts and Design (New York, NY); Jang Heung Art Museum (Seoul, Korea); Sçope London (London, UK); Robert Steele Gallery, Project Room (NYC ); Cecile R. Hunt Gallery (St. Louis, MO) and the Riverside Art Museum (Riverside, CA).  Hackenwerth has received many awards for his work, including a Scope Roving Artist Grant for the Venice Biennale and a New York Work Space Residency, (Art Link/SCAD).  His work has also been reviewed in the New York Times and Art in America.