Jason Stout's talk, "How to Disappear Incompletely: Derrrida, Absence and Presence", at the University of Memphis, in conjunction with his guest artist and juror appointment for the Best of Memphis art exhibition, April 2019.
“Offline Instant Messenger Gale” was part of the Center for Contemporary Arts National Competition in 2018. The exhibition was featured at The Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene, Texas from November 6, 2018 to January 26, 2019.
“Dark Star Halo Pass” and “Open Carry Storms Vary” were both accepted into the 59th Mid-States Art Exhibition in Evansville, Indiana in Fall, 2018. The exhibit was featured at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science from December 9, 2018 to March 3, 2019.
“Rebellion Brume” was featured in the 2018 FLETCH3R Exhibition along with its corresponding catalog. The Annual FL3TCH3R EXHIBIT is an international juried exhibit focused on socially and politically engaged art based in Johnson City, TN
The full catalog may be found by clicking here.
Jason Stout receives the 2018 Registered Student Organization Advisor of the Year award at University of Tennessee at Martin in April of 2018.
“Texas National features an assortment of art, including photography, painting, sculpture and mixed media, and includes over 90 pieces of art by 81 different artists from 30 states.
Distinguished artist and curator Benito Huerta is the juror for the 2017 Texas National Competition & Exhibition, now in its 23rd year. The School of Art’s annual juried competition attracts entrants from across the United States, providing artists an opportunity to have their work juried by highly acclaimed artists and critics.”
View the full catalog by clicking here.
Jason Stout is interviewed by Chris Davis of the Memphis Flyer in advance of his solo exhibition, “Into a Birdless Sky” at Circuitous Succession Gallery in Memphis.
Full issue here: https://issuu.com/contemporarymedia/docs/memphisflyer_3-2-17
“Consumption Nation Boom” receives 1st Place in Painting at the Impressions 2017 exhibition held at the Icehouse Gallery in Mayfield Ky.
Jason Stout was selected as a 2018 recipient of the Ray and Wilma Smith Award at the University of Tennessee at Martin. The endowment is an award for excellence in scholarship and teaching at UT Martin and is offered on an annual basis.
“The 31st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition will open with a reception honoring the exhibiting artists from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Grand Gallery of the Shearman Fine Arts Annex at McNeese State University.
The exhibit, which runs through May 10, is sponsored by the McNeese Department of Visual Arts.
Benjamin Hickey, curator at Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, is the juror for this year’s exhibition. Hickey has selected 61 works from a broad national spectrum of painting, drawings, photographs, prints and mixed media works on paper for this year’s display.”
For more information, visit: https://www.mcneese.edu/mcneese-works-on-paper-exhibit-set-to-open/
“Stout’s instantly recognizable work employs series of recurring images, many depicted in the bulbous forms that pervaded underground comics in the 1960s and '70s. These images encompass oil derricks, fists grasping knives and guns, the state flag of Tennessee, old-fashioned bombs like the ones used in cartoons about anarchists, paper currency (lots of it), all the implements and impedimenta of contemporary life — telephones, radios, satellites and space stations, sports equipment and so on, rotating in chaotic orbit. In fact, Stout’s whole corpus displays a jolly retro feeling that only emphasizes the serious nature of his themes.” - Frederic Koeppel, The Commercial Appeal
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Stout’s work was featured by Locate Arts on “The Focus” as part of a studio visit series.
“Cloud compositions deal with the idea of conflict and turbulence, both domestic and abroad. These clouds also double as nebulas, contracting and expanding energy around the idea of conflict. These works deal with notions of political strife coexisting with environmental concerns, and create compositions of smaller troubled environments coexisting in larger yet equally troubled ones. There are fragmented figurative elements existing in and outside of these clouds, as well as tools, weapons, and vices. These fragments serve as visual metaphors that address specific narratives from our modern time.”
For the full visit, click here or visit: https://locatearts.org/the-focus/2016/studio-visit-jason-stout
The juxtaposition of work by Juan Rojo, Christopher St. John, Jason Stout and Robert Moler was vastly divergent and highly disorienting. Each tends toward mythologizing stances that elevate their subjects through styles and codes that are as disturbing as they are impressive. None of these artists deals in abstraction; each is highly expressionistic, even artificial in the sense of extreme artifice. The result was strange, provocative and exhilarating.
“This Ring Lacks a Puncher’s Chance” was featured in the 2016 FLETCH3R Exhibition along with its corresponding catalog. The Annual FL3TCH3R EXHIBIT is an international juried exhibit focused on socially and politically engaged art based in Johnson City, TN
The full catalog may be found by clicking here.
Jason Stout has had a work accepted into the the 29th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition. Exhibition dates: March 24- May 12, 2016 The opening reception is March 23, 2016, from 6:00-8:00pm at 4205 Ryan St., Lake Charles, LA 7609.
A catalog was created for the exhibition. More information may be found at this link: https://www.mcneese.edu/visualarts/national_works_on_paper_exhibit_set_at_mcneese
Jason Stout's, Ignition, is named Best In Show by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art curator Chad Alligood. The 2016 Art of the South exhibition hosted by Number Inc. spans Tennessee, with one show in Nashville and one in Memphis. Two sets of work will be on display, and a live stream simulcast will take place during the exhibition opening on Friday, May 20, from 6 to 9 PM.
2016 Art of the South locations:
Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art
University of Memphis, Art and Communication Building
3715 Central Avenue | Memphis, TN 38152
M – F, 9 AM – 4 PM
1900 Belmont Blvd. | Nashville, TN 37212
M – F, 9 AM – 4 PM
Sat., Noon – 6 PM
Sun. 2 – 6 PM
The Hitch Magazine, a publication for The Canadian Association of Oilwell Digging Contractors, recently featured The Spice Trader, an oil painting by Jason Stout. The painting is "a commentary on civilizations acquiring land for the sake of commerce and distorting its original identity from the values of the previous owners. Oil derricks are now as common as trees and other natural elements, foreshadowing a future that is about to arrive. A small underworld passage exists, a purgatory pit of sorts, which is a comment on the cycle of death, decay, and burying of fossils needed to create fossil fuels. This alludes to a grander narrative commenting on the cycle of life."
Leaning Derrick Sunset and Oil Derrick Blast were chosen for the Sixth Annual TAEA Member Art Exhibition. Leaning Derrick Sunset V2 receiving an Honorable Mention in Painting. The exhibition takes place at the Leu Gallery Annex-Lila Bunch Library at Belmont University. The exhibition takes place from June 27, 2016-August 12, 2016 with a reception on July 12, 2016 from 5:30-8:00pm.
Two paintings, The Spice Trader and The Patriot and the Rogue, by Jason Stout were included in the Visual Evidence 2016 Exhibition. Visual Evidence is a regional juried exhibition held at the Miller Center in Murray, Kentucky. On Saturday, April 16, 2016 awards were presented and The Spice Trader won first place in Painting and Drawing.