New Paintings by Jason Byron Nelson
Thursday, October 10
October 1 - November 9
"I’m fascinated by the merging of things that don’t normally play well together, whether it be ideas or mediums. I work in wood stains and acrylic paint with a touch of spray paint and various colored powders from metallics to charcoal. I like these mediums because they don’t like each other. When I combine them, they immediately try to segregate and I lovingly remind them that we can all get over our differences and work as one. Then there are the subjects or ideas or concepts (pick one) within my work. These reflect my own sensibilities, which admittedly, much like the mediums I use, are often at odds with one another. And I’m okay with that." - Jason Byron Nelson
JASON BYRON NELSON | BIO
Born, raised and educated in Louisiana, Jason Byron Nelson is an illustrator, fine-artist and writer who finds inspiration in the diversity of everyday life. His methods and mediums are nearly as assorted as his inspirations. From pixels to spraypaint, Nelson has adapted several unconventional styles on the path to creating his own.
Today, Nelson is the sole force behind Trick Button, a Monroe-based design boutique specializing in commercial illustration and convincing clients that the need for branding goes far beyond logos and Facebook posts.
About LEVEE GALLERY:
LEVEE GALLERY specializes in contemporary artwork created by emerging and established regional artists. The gallery also hosts events with the goal of broadening the understanding and appreciation of visual arts and culture in Northeast Louisiana. Kathy Biedenharn, the owner, and Brooke Cassady, curator, aim to connect visual arts to other organizations and within the community.
All events are free and open to the pubic unless otherwise stated.
The gallery is open Tuesday & Thursday 1:30pm-5pm, Wednesday 11am-5pm, Friday 11am-4pm and Saturday 11am-3pm or by appointment (call 318.537.9006).
Murray Place Shopping Center
1617 North 18th Street
Monroe, LA 71201