Artist Talk: Kites for War, Jon Gann
December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tickets are free but reservations are required as seats are limited. Donations are welcomed:
In his talk, Kites for War, Jon Gann will share his personal history as it relates to the bare truths of the works in his show, infinity splinters / resttagebücher. Touching on the struggles of mental illness, shame, and the masking of truth, Gann will also speak about his process of putting feeling into form and how he is using the current show as a new jumping-off point. Like any artistic practice, mental health takes work, and for Gann this is a hopeful realization. It is an ongoing process of shadow boxing with your daemons and of accumulating new tool sets and new networks of love and trust.
About Jon Gann:
Jon Gann is an artist from Alabama, currently living in Palm Springs, California. His practice has evolved from compulsion and a means of survival, to something therapeutic, to communication and connection. Automatic and provisional, his process-based drawings and paintings shift between states of bodily representation, gestural abstraction and material accumulation. Through this shifting, Gann engages in open-ended questioning of memory, identity and repair. “Memory is tricky. I want to point my practice to my future self. I am making to ask questions, to figure out who I am and how I fit, what to mend and what to let go.”