Statment The way artists work/interact with their materials often dictates or communicates the concepts. When you alter a work how does the idea of the piece shift, what happens if someone does this for you? How do we make sense of the materials when they've altered, do we struggle with the initial intent or do we flex easily? Jonathan Gann and Daniel Long will be interacting with each other's work for 7 weeks testing how, or rather to what extent, their concepts are attached to their chosen materials.
Jonathan Gann jonathan eric gann is a Portland based interdisciplinary artist interested in exploring constructions and support structures using space, color, balance, tension, duration, artifact, and evidence. he received his BFA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and is currently pursuing an MFA in Visual Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art. www.jonathanericgann.com
Daniel Long Daniel Long was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1984 and currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. He received his BFA from Memphis College of Art and his MFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2013. Long has mounted shows in Portland at H. Klum Fine Art, Disjecta, Vigor Industrial, Stumptown and others. He was awarded the Department Chair’s Award in Visual Studies this past spring. www.longdaniel.com