“I am an artist, theatrical scenic/lighting designer, and teacher based in New York City. Much of my work centres around unconventional venues, including abandoned, historic, refurbished, and outdoor spaces. My artwork aims to use repurposed or unusual materials in large scale and quantity as a way to draw emphasis to graphic elements already inherent in those preexisting spaces and environments.
In my work at the MERZ Residency, I am experimenting with burlap sacks, plastics, wood, and other mixed media to develop a series of wall hangings and photographs that capture the graphic qualities of the surrounding pastures and their stone borders. The work is a continuation of an ongoing experiment to juxtapose clean shapes against heavily textural materials”. Jason Maracani