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Jason Watson

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Jason Watson

Watson’s drawings and collages are visual assemblages of remnants of our collective cultural past. Starting with historic statues and portrait busts sketched in museums or at historical monuments, the works serve as storybook illustrations providing a pictorial space for various cultural artifacts to inhabit. During his residency, he will focus on large-scale drawings and collages with found objects that respond to the gothic architecture of his studio. His outreach project with Charlotte’s Time Out Youth organization will focus on personal storytelling. Watson is Assistant Professor of Drawing at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.  He has exhibited in galleries, universities and non-profit spaces including the exhibit,Jason Watson: A Second Look, at the Jersey City Museum in 2007-2008. Currently he is working on a self-published artist book, “Fremde,” based on found photographs collected during an artist residency in Schwandorf, Germany.

The Wesley Mancini Artist-in-Residence is supported in part through the generosity of Wesley Mancini. 

Artist Information

Residency Type Wesley Mancini Alumni Artist-in-Residence

Currently Based Charlotte, NC

Medium Collage, Drawing, Mixed Media

Residency Dates Apr 3 2013 — Mar 25 2014