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Aaron Flint Jamison

Aaron Flint Jamison (b. Billings, MT, 1979) has exhibited at Culturgest (Porto), castillo/corrales (Paris), Pied a Terre (San Francisco), Open Satellite (Seattle), Midway Contemporary (Minneapolis), Marfa Book Company (Marfa, TX), Museum of Modern Art (New York), and the Center d’edition contemporaine (Geneva), among others. Jamison lives and works in Portland, OR, where he is the founder of the art center Yale Union. Jamison co-founded the artist-run center Department of Safety (2002-2010) in Anacortes, WA, and is the founder and editor of Veneer Magazine. Jamison is represented by Air de Paris.

Exhibitions

  • Aaron Flint Jamison

    AARON FLINT JAMISON
    June 9–July 21, 2012

    Aaron Flint Jamison, Installation View

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    Aaron Flint Jamison, Beats (feat pt. 1, pt. 2), 2012. 3D print

    Aaron Flint Jamison, Big Buddy, 2012. Georgette, zippers, display case, water noodles

    Aaron Flint Jamison, Beats (pt. 1, pt. 2), 2012, detail. 3D print

    Aaron Flint Jamison, The Whisper of the Glass Rose, 2012. LED tubes, Genelec speakers, rails, 11x17 in letterpress prints on cotton paper

    Aaron Flint Jamison, Installation View

    Aaron Flint Jamison, Plastikman' Sternum, 2012. Crystal, Purple heart wood, powerstat

    Aaron Flint Jamison, Plastikman' Sternum, 2012, detail. Crystal, Purple heart wood, powerstat

    Aaron Flint Jamison, Heloise, 2012. Rail, LED tube, blanket - 1000 untitled prints, 2012. Carbon paper, plastic bags, 11 x 17 in

    Artspeak - Aaron Flint Jamison

    Opening Friday, June 8, 8PM

    This project is made possible with special support from the BC Arts Council Innovations Program.

    Postscript 47: Laura Matwichuk on Aaron Flint Jamison (PDF)

  • Poste Restante

    JASON DODGE, HADLEY + MAXWELL, ALLISON HRABLUIK, AARON FLINT JAMISON, SAM LEWITT, HEATHER AND IVAN MORISON, AVIGAIL MOSS, PAMELA ROSENKRANZ, DEXTER SINISTER, MATT SHERIDAN SMITH, OSCAR TUAZON
    April 9–May 28, 2011

    <em>Poste Restante</em>, Installation View

    <em>Poste Restante</em>, Installation View

    <em>Poste Restante</em>, Installation View

    <em>Poste Restante</em>

    <em>Poste Restante</em>

    Presenting the work of eleven artists and collaborators, this exhibition refuses to deliver. It offers artworks sent via national postal systems addressed to the gallery as “Poste Restante”. Typically relied upon by travelers and lovers, “Poste Restante” is a request for a post office to hold a letter or package until picked up by its recipient. The works are exhibited as received, in unopened envelopes or parcels, accompanied by any paperwork generated during transit, including customs forms, bills of lading, and pro forma invoices. Delivery is deferred as the packages wait, held by the gallery for a recipient whose identity is unknown.

    Objects are shaped by various encounters with systems of commerce, information, publicity and transportation. Stubbornly resistant to dematerialization, the art object remains local, specific and visible only in certain spaces, while operating in far-flung networks, both physical and immaterial. Guarantors of the exhibition as an exhibition, the art objects in Poste Restante serve as ground for exchanges of immaterial services, writings, and conversations. Through the suspension of delivery we remove the object-in-itself from scrutiny and see in clearer relief the systems the object both calls to life and circulates within.

    The exhibition will travel to further destinations, including both commercial galleries and non-profit spaces, marking out a geographical network of communication and interests analogous to those of the participating artists and organizations. Parallel events, including talks, performances, and publications, will accompany the exhibition at each location.

    Curated by Eric Fredericksen

    Postscript 42: Sophie Brodovitch on Poste Restante (PDF)

Talks & Events

  • Summer Reading

    CLINT BURNHAM, RANDY LEE CUTLER, OMER FAST, AARON FLINT JAMISON, TRICIA MIDDLETON, PHILIP MONK, PAMELA ROSENKRANZ, KLAUS SCHERUÜBEL
    August 1–August 31, 2012

    Please enjoy these summer reading “picks” from a selection of local and international artists and writers, including Clint Burnham, Randy Lee Cutler, Omer Fast, Aaron Flint Jamison, Tricia Middleton, Philip Monk, Pamela Rosenkranz and Klaus Scherübel.

    The PDF is available here.

  • Artist Talk and Factory Tour

    AARON FLINT JAMISON
    July 14, 2012

    at Pacific Bindery
    870 West Kent Ave
    Vancouver, BC

    Please join us at Pacific Bindery with the artist Aaron Flint Jamison. This event is presented in conjunction with Jamison’s exhibition that is on view at Artspeak until July 21st.

    This event is co-presented with Western Front.

    This project is made possible with special support from the BC Arts Council Innovations program.

Publications

  • Veneer 09

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    Title: Veneer 09
    Category: Artist Periodical
    Artist: Aaron Flint Jamison
    Writers: A.J. Seaholm, Andrew Peterson & Mehdi Ahmadian, T. Cucchi, Rebecca Suzanne Ingram, Constance Spry, Robyn Carliss, Dr. David Kaplin
    Editor: Aaron Flint Jamison, Azure Akamay
    Design: Aaron Flint Jamison
    Publisher: Artspeak, Yale Union
    Printer: Multiple printers
    Year published: 2012
    Edition: 700
    Pages: 160pp
    Cover: Paperback
    Binding: Sewn Bound
    Process: Offset, letterpress
    Features: Includes rose petals
    Dimensions: 23 x 14.5 x 1 cm
    Weight: 288 g
    ISBN: 0-921394-66-7
    Price $20.00

    Veneer Magazine is an 18-book publishing project established in 2007. Each publication is elaborately made and often focuses on the books themselves beign documents to specific performances. Edited by Aaron Flint Jamison, the magazine is available by subscription and is printed in an edition of 700. Issue 09/13 includes contributions from A.J. Seaholm, Andrew Peterson & Mehdi Ahmadian, T. Cucchi, Rebecca Suzanne Ingram, Constance Spry, Robyn Carliss, Dr. David Kaplin, and a record from “Plaintiffs v. ExxonMobil oil Corporation. “Issue 09/18 is published in conjunction with Jamison’s exhibition at Artspeak (June 9–July 21, 2012).