Jason Dodge

American, b. 1969

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Jason Dodge

American, b. 1969

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With a simplicity that belies their conceptual nature, Jason Dodge’s installations communicate powerful narratives propelled by exhibition titles such as, “I woke up. There was a note in my pocket that explained what had happened” (2009). That exhibition featured unexpected combinations of familiar objects—satellite dishes, light bulbs, bells, and baskets—taken out of context. Colorful blankets, for instance, commissioned from hand-weavers around the world, were placed in the gallery in juxtaposition with organ pipes; it was left to viewers to derive meaning from the work based on their own subjective associations to the objects. “Generally, it is the people, the subjects that are lacking in what I do,” Dodge explains. “I’m talking to you about them, but they’re not there. It’s as if I were using the feeling of loss as material.”

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Represented by industry leading galleries.
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Group show at a major institution
Castello di Rivoli, and 6 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 5 more
Biography

With a simplicity that belies their conceptual nature, Jason Dodge’s installations communicate powerful narratives propelled by exhibition titles such as, “I woke up. There was a note in my pocket that explained what had happened” (2009). That exhibition featured unexpected combinations of familiar objects—satellite dishes, light bulbs, bells, and baskets—taken out of context. Colorful blankets, for instance, commissioned from hand-weavers around the world, were placed in the gallery in juxtaposition with organ pipes; it was left to viewers to derive meaning from the work based on their own subjective associations to the objects. “Generally, it is the people, the subjects that are lacking in what I do,” Dodge explains. “I’m talking to you about them, but they’re not there. It’s as if I were using the feeling of loss as material.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
group
Group show at a major institution
Castello di Rivoli, and 6 more
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 5 more
Shows Featuring Jason Dodge
Articles Featuring Jason Dodge
What Makes a Toilet—or a Roomful of Kittens—a Work of Art?
Jun 29th, 2018
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