Jason Needham | Later the Same Sun
Jason Needham draws and paints scenes that are very familiar to him, still life or interior compositions taken from his home, or forest scenes just off the beaten path, a pocket of woods with an interstate, parking lot or air-conditioned retreat just behind him. According to Jason, "The trick is to see these mundane moments as majestic while allowing the mistakes of hand and misconceptions of eye be as present as the purposeful. I like the paintings to coalesce from a distance but upon close inspection fall apart into marks and the process of making, with the underlying scaffolding of the image still visible. Each brushstroke becomes a single particle and the painting a wave of time-space. Whether I’m standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon or staring into the corner of a room, the investment in looking is the same. On one end, I’m working areas of my brain that lie deeper than the surface stream of thoughts, the self-narrating voice. On the other end, I’m pondering the fundamental structure of reality."