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Duane Reed Gallery
Saint Louis

Jason Bly




Jason Bly Gimme Shelter

Jason Bly Too Ambitious



Jason Bly The Goldsboro Party Foul 61

Jason Bly Immateria


Jason Bly Transmission: Alpha Omega

Jason Bly Mannahatta Project Jason Bly The Levittown Hydra Jason Bly 1-Up
Jason Bly Keeping The Boogeymay Out Jason Bly Preemptive Schematics Jason Bly We Built This City
Jason Bly Contents May Vary Jason Bly Duck and Cover Jason Bly Prometheus

Jason Bly’s oil paintings investigate the interaction between digital media and the tools used to access it. Familiar, realistically rendered objects are coupled with a graphic sensibility of flat color and imaginary spaces to create a juxtaposition of the real and the artificial. Through layering several thin layers of oil, Bly’s trompe l’oiel technique renders an environment of imagery related to the overwhelming visual stimuli which we encounter everyday. His incorporative process mimics our mental adaptation to our modern technological phyche.

Bly is currently a professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as well as at Lewis and Clark Community College. He has won several exhibition awards for his works.

Jason Bly

2007 MFA, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Ewardsville, IL
2004 MA, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
2003 BA, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
2001 AA, Springfield College of Illinois, Springfield, IL

Selected Exhibitions
2014   SCOPE Miami, Duane Reed Gallery
           Art in the Post-Digital Landscape, Art and Design Gallery, SIUE, Edwardsville, IL
           Select Art Fair, New York, Duane Reed Gallery
           Liar liar, Fontbonne University Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2013   It's About Time: Past, Present, and Future, St. Charles Community College, St. Charles, MO
           Graphic Content, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton IL
           Misperception, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
2012   Contemporary Artists Responding to Art History, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, IL
           Intersecting Narratives, Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
           Awards of Excellence Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, IL  
2011   7th Annual Juried Exhibition, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, IL
           1st Place Award, juror, Noah Kirby, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
           Source and Destination, Contemporary Gallery of Art, St Louis Community College, St Louis, MO
2010   Either/Or, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
           EAC No 1. All Media Art Exhibition, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, IL
2009   Alumni Painting of SIUE, New Wagner Gallery, Edwardsville, IL  
           Small Works, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, IL
           Communiqué, RMD Gallery, Springfield, IL
           Source Interlingua Target, Springfield College of IL, Springfield, IL
2008   Pixels and Pages, Exhibit One Gallery, Stillwater, OK
           The Heights Gallery, Richmond Heights, MO
           Pattern and Pixels, Art Saint Louis, St Louis, MO
           Mayo, Art Coop, St. Louis, MO
2007   Pulp and Pigment Project, Fort Gondo, St Louis, MO
           Laumier Sculpture Park, St Louis, MO
           How Things Fit Together, Main Street Art Gallery, Edwardsville, IL


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