Lounge Gallery: Jon Vogt

The Lounge Gallery: Jon Vogt
On view: September 3 – November 12, 2016
Reception: September 8, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

The Lounge Gallery at the Lyndon House Arts Center, features quarterly solo exhibitions by emerging artists. Artists in the beginning stages of their careers are invited to show wall-bound works in mediums alternating from drawing to painting to photography to printmaking.

Jon Vogt was selected as the Arts Center Choice Award winner during the 41st Juried Exhibition. Jon graduated from the University of North Texas in 2015 with a Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking. He currently works at the University of Georgia as an Art Studio Technician and part-time Instructor at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. He was recently recognized with an Innovative Electronic Thesis Dissertation Award for his thesis work, Static Bustle: Patterns Achieved through Repetitive Processes. Jon exhibits nationally and has been awarded numerous merits for his achievements.

Using a variety of techniques such as laser engraving and wood block printing and layers of patterns, “the printed impressions are transformed through hand cutting and collage to arrive at finished works of art” – Jon Vogt.

Full Bio
Jon Vogt graduated from the University of North Texas in 2015 with a Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking. He currently works at the University of Georgia as an Art Studio Technician and part-time Instructor at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. Jon received a BFA from Iowa State University and a Professional Printer's Certificate from the Tamarind Institute for Lithography. He was recently recognized with an Innovative Electronic Thesis Dissertation Award for his thesis work, Static Bustle: Patterns Achieved through Repetitive Processes. Jon exhibits nationally and has been awarded numerous merits for his achievements.

Full Artist Statement:
This series of relief print collages presents the outcomes of working within a mutable system. The work begins with a sheet of wood that is scored by a laser cutter. A digital file of evenly spaced parallel lines provides a pattern for the laser to engrave into the wood’s surface. Intervals between the engraved lines are then carved away by hand to produce a relief pattern of stripes. Next, the woodblock returns to the laser cutter where it is cut apart following a grid pattern of squares and rectangles of varying size. Repeating these steps with variations in the initial spacing of parallel lines produces a multitude of modules with stripe patterns of varying frequency. The square and rectangular modules are then intuitively assembled together to form a matrix to be printed from. The composite matrix is printed with different inks on various papers before it's reconfigured and printed from again. Afterwards, the printed impressions are transformed through hand cutting and collage to arrive at finished works of art.

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Lyndon House Arts Center
293 Hoyt Street
Athens GA 30601
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