Jason Middlebrook

American, b. 1966

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Jason Middlebrook

American, b. 1966

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Jason Middlebrook imbues natural forms and found objects with references to the foremost abstractionists of the 20th century. He is best known for the carved and hewn tree trunks he uses as canvases for geometric composition, variously referencing works by Ellsworth Kelly, Bridget Riley, or Frank Stella—a jarring yet elegant juxtaposition of natural unpredictability with rigidly calculated forms. Middlebrook has also turned concrete-cast bottles into corner-spill assemblages, and crafted mobiles of wooden scraps that pay explicit homage to the seminal works of Alexander Calder.

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New Museum, and 1 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 2 more
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Biography

Jason Middlebrook imbues natural forms and found objects with references to the foremost abstractionists of the 20th century. He is best known for the carved and hewn tree trunks he uses as canvases for geometric composition, variously referencing works by Ellsworth Kelly, Bridget Riley, or Frank Stella—a jarring yet elegant juxtaposition of natural unpredictability with rigidly calculated forms. Middlebrook has also turned concrete-cast bottles into corner-spill assemblages, and crafted mobiles of wooden scraps that pay explicit homage to the seminal works of Alexander Calder.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
New Museum, and 1 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
EVA International, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Jason Middlebrook
Séances & Mystic Imagery Conjure The Unknown in a Group Exhibition at Peters Projects
Dec 18th, 2014
Organic Matter: Pattern Play in the Work of Jason Middlebrook
May 21st, 2014
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