Artist Reception at the Patchogue Theatre Lobby Gallery for Jason Paradis’s, mixed media drawing exhibit is named “Face north” and will be up for viewing May 29 – July 24. A reception for the artist was be held on Thursday, June 11 at 6:30 pm. Continuing a tradition of combining local arts and dining, the reception will be catered by Patchogue’s own ‘Once and For All’. Learn more about them at www.onceandforallcafe.com.
Paradis contemplates some of the great mysteries of existence, the nature of time, the relationship of past, present, and future, the extent of the universe, its vastness and that which is in our immediate vicinity but beyond our perception. He has developed a visual language while contemplating the night skies of Northern Canada in extensive camping trips throughout his life. The mingling of memories of the past with current experience and anticipation of the future, the juxtaposition of intimacy and vastness has led to a layered approach in both the meaning and implementation of his work.
Paradis’ work has been exhibited internationally and throughout the US. Closer to home he has shown in numerous galleries throughout Long Island and the metropolitan area including White Columns in NYC, the Omni Gallery, Uniondale and the Staller Center for the Performing Arts in Stony Brook. His solo exhibitions include “Small Works” at the Islip Art Museum in 2006
Born in Ontario, Canada Jason now lives in Glenwood Landing, NY. He received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree from Queen’s University, Ontario. He earned a Master’s of Fine Arts Degree in 1998 from Stony Brook where he is currently on the faculty teaching drawing and painting.
Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts is located at 71 E. Main St, Patchogue. The Gallery is open to the public during all performances. For information of viewing call the Theater at 631 -207-1313 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.