Jason Bailer Losh’s work embraces the distinct history of found objects as a subject and material to discuss class, labor, and craft. Composed from a supply of everyday objects sent to him by his father-in-law, Losh’s sculptures are also monuments to family lore and personal memories, which he harnesses for the purpose of exploring larger cultural questions. Through his unique sequences and arrangements, Losh’s common, commercial, and domestic objects such as chair legs, faux fruit, or decorative bowls are exposed of their sculptural, formal and physical dimensions provoking a sense of intimate familiarity. In a recent return to painting, Losh’s current works incorporate his own sculptures and materials into domestic interiors reflecting on narrative, nostalgia, and preservation of memory. By offsetting these compositions on the canvas, Losh challenges notions that idealize the past and contests popular representations of ‘the American dream.’
Jason Bailer Losh (b. 1977, Denison, Iowa) received his MFA from School of Visual Arts, New York.His work has been exhibited at such institutions as LAXART, Los Angeles; Socrates Sculpture Park, New York; FLAG Art Foundation, New York; and Fairview Museum of Art and History, Fairview, Utah. He has had solo exhibitions at Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles; ZieherSmith, New York; and Control Room, Los Angeles. He has participated in group exhibitions including ‘Rockaway!’, organized by Klaus Biesenbach at PS1/Rockaway Surf Club, New York; ‘Soft Target’, curated by Phil Chang and Matthew Porter at M+B Gallery, Los Angeles; and ‘Building Materials’, curated by Lucas Blalock at Control Room, Los Angeles. Losh lives and works in Connecticut.