Temporal Resonance #33 & 34

Jason Stein


Matthews, NC, United States

2.25"H x 2.25"W x .5"D and 2.25"H x 2.25"W x .5"D on 19" Chain

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My work explores the idea of control: both in the physical world and within our own consciousness. I am fascinated by the means of control we encounter and the unseen structures and systems that modify our experiential reality. This tension between what is seen and unseen fascinates me, and my work occupies a space between what we show the world and what we choose to keep hidden within. I employ chance and failure in my studio practice through the selective implementation and modification of the casting and brazing processes. Through this, I push materials and processes to their breaking point to create new forms, and also utilize the subtle and subversive manipulation of found objects. This leads to juxtapositions and states of conflict and interplay between disparate elements such as order and chaos, the industrial and organic, beauty and destruction, and adornment and protection.

Jason Stein is a metalsmith and jeweler based in Matthews, NC. His work explores themes of control, chance, and failure through the manipulation of found objects and materials, as well as the casting and brazing processes. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and he participates in artist residencies and teaches workshops.

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