Wilderspiel

Wilderspiel is a vivid and dynamic process exploring the the human-wildness duality. The title, which has no literal translation, was meant to symbolize the kind of gregarious whirlwind in which I see “the natural” and “the human” conversing and colliding. Bringing the wild and the manufactured together, I hoped to arrive at an authentic and honest reevaluation of the human relationship to the natural world. This type of honest and playful reevaluation of contradictions is where the heart of my art lies, and on what my eye seems to continuously and most potently fall. This exhibition took place in Missoula, MT at the Brink Gallery  in August 2013 in collaboration with David Miles Lusk.  There were several events through out the month including openings, poetry readings, performances and a couple of sleepovers and dance parties.

Wilderspiel

Wilderspiel

Crowning the Forest

Crowning the Forest

Out of Place

Out of Place

The Fall

The Fall

The Chair Walks

The Chair Walks

Wilderspiel Installation View

Wilderspiel Installation View

A Loonar Landscape

A Loonar Landscape

A Loon

A Loon

Ancient Body

Ancient Body

A Space For Symbols

A Space For Symbols

Posted: February 21st, 2014
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Wilderness Drawings

Being and exploring in the wilderness has become a regular habit.  While I am there I draw. I am not overly concerned with making uber realistic drawings, nor do I include every little detail, but more interested in the process of recording and how may eye translates the landscape.  I employ a graphic style fit with outlines and minimal color palette. I have lately been inspired by David Hockney’s idea of a bigger picture, and do not hold to accurate spacial perspectives and compositions, this I believe allows the feeling of being out in the wilderness landscape to come through.

Golden Lake - Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness

Golden Lake - Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness

Flat Rock Lake - Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness

Flat Rock Lake - Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness

MIddle Kootenai Lake - Selway Bitterroot Wilderness

Middle Kootenai Lake - Selway Bitterroot Wilderness

Rattlensake Canyon - Rattlensake Recreation Area

Rattlensake Canyon - Rattlensake Recreation Area

Cosley Lake - Glacier National Park

Cosley Lake - Glacier National Park

Hole In The Wall - Bob Marshall Wilderness

Hole In The Wall - Bob Marshall Wilderness

Hahn Meadow - Bob Marshall Wilderness

Hahn Meadow - Bob Marshall Wilderness

Swimmin' Hole - Greenough Park, Missoula, MT

Swimmin' Hole - Greenough Park, Missoula, MT

Mosquito Peak - Rattlesnake Wilderness

Mosquito Peak - Rattlesnake Wilderness

Cape Arago - Oregon

Cape Arago - Oregon

Arch Rock - Point Reyes

Arch Rock - Point Reyes

Donner Pass - California

Donner Pass - California

Kootenai Creek Drainage - Selway Bitterroot Wilderness

Kootenai Creek Drainage - Selway Bitterroot Wilderness

Posted: February 21st, 2014
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Balancing with Tricia

Posted: November 26th, 2013
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awakening (Best of Both Worlds)

Jonathan Marquis - awakening (Best of Both Worlds) - 48x36" - acrylic

Jonathan Marquis - awakening (Best of Both Worlds) - 48x36" - acrylic

Posted: November 6th, 2012
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Awakening (Double Happy)

36x48 - acrylic

Jonathan Marquis - awakening (Double Happy) 36x48 - acrylic

Posted: November 6th, 2012
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Grasp

Grasp. 48x48 acrylic - 2010

Grasp. 48x48 acrylic - 2010

Posted: January 14th, 2011
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View from Trapper Peak, Bitterroot Wilderness

View from Trapper Peak, Bitterroot Wilderness

View from Trapper Peak, Bitterroot Wilderness

Posted: January 5th, 2011
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Oh how I love the wilderness

Big Lake, Mosquito Peak - Rattlesnake Wilderness, MT

Big Lake, Mosquito Peak - Rattlesnake Wilderness, MT

Posted: November 2nd, 2010
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Patterns of Identity - Cathryn Sugg & Jonathan Marquis - Catalyst 8/6/10 5-8pm

Patterns of Identity Postcard

Posted: July 23rd, 2010
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Pointing at the Moon

I have not posted for a long time, as I have been very busy making this…

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Posted: March 25th, 2010
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