It is often merely a few objects Jason Dodge sets into relation with a title in order to suggest an obscure story. His works seem rudimentary, incomplete, yet the combination of every day objects, materials that appear in fairy tales such as silver, a diamond, a golden ring or hemlock which immediately evokes the cup lead the viewer into a tightly knit web of allusions. Its denouement, however, always lies in the past or can only take place in the viewer’s imagination.
Those objects appearing as „leftovers“ and indications are always subjected to the artist’s careful aesthetic choice. With every story he tells, Jason Dodge places a piece of art in the space. This combination of concept and sensuality creates the field of poetic tension between a fairy tale’s narrative structure and the question of the consummate piece of art in which Jason Dodge’s works are positioned.
Jason Dodge’s works can be compared to the act of reading. Just as novels or poems evoke certain ideas in the reader the remaining objects are fragments of possible narratives. Their connection is never linear but opens up space for associations. The objects function as carefully deliberated impulses designed to inspire the viewer’s imagination and trigger a sensation of longing.
For the first time, Jason Dodge will combine the singular stories and romantic asociations suggested by the everyday objects and materials to form one large literary concept. A poetic text by the artist on the walls of the exhibition space will be the combining element of the works and rooms.