the closer i get, the further i find

Jaret Vadera

Sep 8 - 30, 2017

Conversation w Artist: Friday, September 22nd, 6 - 8pm

Twelve Gates Arts presents a solo-show by Jaret Vadera, a transdisciplinary artist and cultural producer whose multivalent work challenges viewers to explore the dynamic relationships between power, memory and representation.

Working across various media, Jaret Vadera creates complex, cerebral artworks that generate and celebrate multivalence, strategically deploying paradox, entropy, and translation to decolonize ways of knowing and seeing initiated by Enlightenment rationalism. To critique prevailing epistemologies, Vadera‚Äôs often plays with representational modes that commonly serve as proof, document or evidence: photographs, maps, infographics, x-rays, and FMRIs. He challenges the objectivity and authority attributed to these forms by consciously introducing glitches and aberrations, contaminating them with traces of subjective irreverence. - Murtaza Vali

Vadera completed his undergraduate education at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto and the Cooper Union School of Art in New York. He received his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University. He teaches courses on art, culture, and social practice at: Pratt Institute; Yale University; Brooklyn College; and Montclair State University. Vadera's piece I tell the truth, even when I tell a lie... was featured in the 1st 12G Experimental Contemporary Video Art Festival (2015)

the closer i get, the further i find

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