Fredric Koeppel, writing special for The Commercial Appeal, recently reviewed “Into a Bridless Cloud” for the newspaper.
As to the style and substance of the exhibition, Stout mines the same rich fields of his buoyant satire and critique of most of our contemporary conflicts and confusions, distilled to apocalyptic explosions of ecological, political and cultural disasters, all depicted in riotous candy-coated Day-Glo hues. He also exploits a structural device that never seems to grow stale because of the variations he works on it. —Read more here.
“West Tennessee artist Jason Stout wanted to say some hard-to-express things about things that are hard to express. The associate professor at UT Martin felt compelled to respond to America’s evermore volatile political circumstance, but he also felt like news cycles turned too fast for making political cartoons with any kind of shelf life.” Read more of this article by the Chris Davis at the Memphis Flyer.
Ground Floor Gallery and Studios is hosting a solo exhibition entitled Thrown From the Storm: Paintings by Jason Stout with an opening exhibition from 7:00-10:00pm on Saturday, November 5th, 2016. The exhibition will run through December 15th.
In September 2016, NAEA announced a call for member artwork for its first-ever NAEA Member Exhibition. All 203 submissions for the 2016 NAEA Member Exhibition are showcased in an online video here. Of these works, 69 were selected by a jury to be part of the first member exhibition at NAEA’s Office & Gallery located in Old Town, Alexandria, VA, from October 1, 2016 – April 21, 2017. Jason Stout’s Leaning Derrick Sunset V2 was selected as part of the group exhibition in Virginia.
The 2016 Fletcher Exhibit opened on October 13 and is open through December, 19, 2106. The Reece Museum on the East Tennessee State University Campus in Johnson City, TN is hosting the exhibition. The opening reception and awards ceremony will take place on October 27th from 6-8pm. Jason Stout’s The Ring Lacks a Puncher’s Chance was picked for the annual show by juror, Eric Avery, as part of a group exhibition.
The Hitch Magazine, a publication for The Canadian Association of Oilwell Digging Contractors, recently featured The Spice Trader, an oil painting by Jason Stout. The painting is “a commentary on civilizations acquiring land for the sake of commerce and distorting its original identity from the values of the previous owners. Oil derricks are now as common as trees and other natural elements, foreshadowing a future that is about to arrive. A small underworld passage exists, a purgatory pit of sorts, which is a comment on the cycle of death, decay, and burying of fossils needed to create fossil fuels. This alludes to a grander narrative commenting on the cycle of life.”
Jason Stout’s Painting Picked for NY’s Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery’s Politics and Power Exhibition
Jason Stout’s work has been accepted into the Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery‘s newest exhibition Politics and Power,opening Saturday, October 8, 2016. The exhibition highlights the works of twenty-six artists from across the nation and abroad, whose works focus on relevant key political and social issues. The exhibition will was curated by Virginia Walsh and will be on view through November 26, 2016. The gallery is located at 104 Ann Street in Newburgh, New York.