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Jason Meadows

Marc Foxx Gallery

The announcement card to Jason Meadows’s show, “Animal Eyes” provided a starting point for considering his recent work. If the show’s title is read phonetically (to become animalize), Meadows could be seen to animalize his earlier DIY geometric formalism, in which part of the visual excitement pivoted on a “pop-up” effect. Pieces appeared to be flat when seen from one vantage and “popped up” when seen from another to become fully volumetric, an aspect most easily observed in his bicycle tire and aluminum scaffold pieces, where three and four tires lined up to be perceived as a “single” tire. In his latest sculptures, Meadows adds narrative (call it a “pop-up book” effect), folding the referent of the human animal into the sculptural forms.

The announcement’s red lettering also underscored the role of color in Meadows’s work, which everywhere radiated in radical oranges, turquoises, verdant

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