Tuesday, March 21, 2017 • 7:00PM
Myers School of Art Auditorium
Jason J Ferguson uses humor, the uncanny, and an absurdist voice to create public interventions, performance, video, and sculptural objects. Ferguson’s psychologically charged installations have been said to raise issues of artistic control, consciousness, and mortality. In his work private space becomes public, the ethereal becomes tangible, and the obvious becomes obscure.
Over the last 15 years Ferguson has developed a diverse and inquisitive body of work. Recurring themes in his studio include monotonous and repetitive action, misusing scientific protocol, corporeality versus the unknown, and the ability to recontextualize the familiar to generate uncanny experiences.
Ferguson’s work has been exhibited internationally including venues in Berlin, Germany; São Paulo and Vitória, Brazil; Tirana, Albania; Kolderveen, the Netherlands; Brooklyn, NY; Chicago, IL; Philadelphia, PA; Baltimore, MD; Kansas City, MO; Alexandria, VA; and he recently filled two rooms at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit. He was an Artist in Residence at Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in 2007 and Kunst in Kolderveen in 2008. His artwork has been featured in publications including the 3D Additivist Cookbook, SCULPTURE magazine, Knight Arts, Artifizz, the Chicago Art Review, and more. Ferguson currently resides in the Metro Detroit area of Michigan where he is an Associate Professor in the School of Art & Design at Eastern Michigan University.