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Jamey Hart

Beverly, Massachusetts

Artist Statement

In my practice, I give extended attention to materials and situations that are concealed by their commonness and acute specificity. I am guided by a quasi-magical / quasi-analytical belief that these fragments in my environment are somehow keystones to broader structures that I don't know how to understand. Legibility is the degree of ease with which experiences, signs, and symbols convey meaning based on their appearance. The capacity for something to communicate hinges on its visibility, though a visible object is not necessarily a legible one. In both looking and making, I am searching for a form that can disclose this ambiguous space.

Objects are always inherently more than their discernible qualities. Consistently failing to communicate is still a version of communication. My engagement with objects is entangled with the same systems that render them meaningless. In my practice, these conditions are foundational.

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Artist Biography

Jamey Hart (b.1992, Erie, PA) is an artist currently living and working in Boston, MA. His practice focuses on casting everyday experiences into the shadow of discrete objects. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Cleveland Institute of Art in 2014 and his Masters in Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Houston in 2021. His work has been included in publications such as Reciprocal Magazine, ArtMaze Magazine, Lula Japan, and New American Paintings. Selected solo exhibitions include “Mere” at Gray Contemporary in Houston, TX, “And” at Automat Gallery in Philadelphia, PA, and “Slow Pace Time” at Front Gallery in Houston, TX. He is the recipient of artist grants from Vermont Studio Center and Houston Arts Alliance.



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