Stout Featured in Texas National 2017 Catalog & Exhibition

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“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.”

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31st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition catalog


“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.”

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In Stout's art, serious themes with a jolly, retro feeling


“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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“Four Painters, Four Walls Listed in 2016: Best art exhibits in Memphis


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.

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Work Accepted into 29th McNeese Works on Paper

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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.

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Art of the South 2016 Best In Show


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

Gallery hours:
M – F, 9 AM – 4 PM

Gallery 121
Belmont University
1900 Belmont Blvd. | Nashville, TN 37212

Gallery hours:
M – F, 9 AM – 4 PM
Sat., Noon – 6 PM
Sun. 2 – 6 PM


The Spice Trader Featured in Hitch Magazine


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."

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