THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS
 

 

Current Exhibitions

Jason Vaughn: Our Romance with Habitual Entropy

Diagnosed with cancer in his early thirties with baby at home, Jason Vaughn was inspired by the tradition of hunting, deer stands, and legacy in Wisconsin. 

Some people he spoke with on this journey described building the stands as something permanent that could be passed to the next generation, especially sons who would inherit the land. Hunters emphasize that their pastime is not about violence, but more about oneness with nature and time spent with their children in the stands. Vaughn wanted these photographs to capture the serenity of that sentiment, and to suggest the dignity that was associated with hunting when it was seen as a means of feeding large families. Finally, he wanted to look at the issue from a historical standpoint, and the impermanent nature of some of the stands illustrates the fading hunting tradition in Wisconsin, which has declined.

Ultimately, this project became his reflection on legacies and family, his homage to the state that has become his home, and a narrative about accepting change. 

Our Romance with Habitual Entropy: 
Solo Shows by Jason Vaughn and Amanda Mathis

Exhibit Dates: January 15 - February 21, 2015
Reception Date: January 15, 5 - 8 pm

Vaughn's work has been part of exhibits including 45 North last fall at THELMA, State of the Art at the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, AR, and Aperture Summer Open at Aperture Gallery in New York.

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Amanda C. Mathis: Our Romance with Habitual Entropy

Amanda Mathis explores notions on dwelling, personal history, and memory. She is drawn to the
ordinary, the worn, the aged, and the lived in - the residue of history and human existence found in the
domestic space.

With the current phenomenon of a constant regeneration of the urban landscape, these invaluable traces are erased. This process dismantles communities while stripping away layers of memory and an intricately built ecosystem.

Mathis borrows then reconfigure these layers, preserving vestiges of the past, replacing memories that have been erased with the changed environment.

Our Romance with Habitual Entropy:
Solo Shows by Jason Vaughn and Amanda Mathis

Exhibit Dates: January 15 - February 21, 2015
Free Reception Date: January 15, 5 - 8 pm

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