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Jason Ferguson

e-mail jfergu11@emich.edu
officeBriggs Hall
phone
office hours

Fall, 2017:

Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30-10:00

Mondays: 8:00-10:00 (on-line) & Fridays: 8:00-1:00 (by appointment)

personal websitehttp://www.jasonjferguson.com/

Artist Statement

For the last few years I have used processes borrowed from scientific disciplines to create works of art. Using situational satire and a variety of materials and approaches, I have juxtaposed seemingly unrelated subjects to create compelling imagery in my work. For example, I have applied medical protocol to domestic objects, geological analysis to architecture, and agricultural practices to human social interaction. To complete my projects I solicit assistance from professionals working in a diverse range of scientific disciplines. Collaborating with practitioners in various branches of study gives my work a level of authenticity that I cannot provide on my own. I use irony and humor in my work because I have found that they open a doorway to deeper contemplation. Whether performing a postmortem examination on La-Z-Boy recliner, or extracting a core sample from a three-story historic building in North Carolina, my work exploits objects of direct experience and explores our relationship with our daily surroundings.