THE ARTWORK OF JAMIE GANNON
Jamie Gannon (°1962, Nashville, United States) is an artist who works in a variety of media. With a subtle minimalistic approach, Gannon creates work in which a fascination with the clarity of content and an uncompromising attitude towards conceptual and minimal art can be found. The work is aloof and systematic and a cool and neutral imagery is used.
His practice provides a useful set of allegorical tools for maneuvering with a pseudo-minimalist approach in the world of art: these meticulously planned works resound and resonate with images culled from the everyday. With the use of appropriated materials which are borrowed from familiar context, he tries to increase the dynamic between audience and author by objectifying perceptions and investigating the duality that develops through different interpretations.
He creates situations in which everyday objects are altered or detached from their natural function. By applying specific combinations and certain manipulations, different functions and/or contexts are created. Jamie Gannon currently lives and works in Chicago.