JONATHAN MARSHALL – DOUBLED VISION
January 15 – March 6, 2010
The search for truth in our universe is futile, but the act of seeking is of the utmost importance. A continuation of the premises presented in The Book of Lenny, Doubled Vision is set in a post-catastrophe landscape. We follow Lenny and Johan Pilgrim, two everyman-survivors on a quest to find meaning. Using various approaches to image-making, including painting, drawing, video and sculpture, Marshall reflects on ideas of survival, landscape and vision quests to create his own folk-mythology and D-I-Y hero’s journey. Marshall uses exploration as a metaphor for the practice of both art-making and the art of living: not just a means to an end, but valid, in and of itself. Marshall urges us to embark on this search as both rationalists and dreamers, for it is through journeys of body and mind that reality comes to know itself.
About the Artist:
Fresh off a solo exhibition at Man&Eve gallery in London, Jonathan Marshall’s Doubled Vision will be the Virginia-Based artist’s first show at Art Palace since the accaimed Book of Lenny opened in the fall of 2007. Working with impressive dexterity in a variety of media, Marshall is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies and is included in the collections of both the Jack. S. Blanton Museum of Art and the Austin Museum of Art. Jonathan Marshall received his BFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003, and is currently pursuing his MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University.