Jonathan Lyndon Chase (American, born 1989)

Forehead Kiss, 2018 (detail)

Stone and plate lithograph on Somerset Satin white paper, digital print on brown
paper bag, and CDR with seven sound tracks (Blue Static; Fly Boy Fly Fly;
Rain in Car; Rushing Clam; Soft Pop; Thunder Don't Run; Wind Breathing)

Two parts, 13 1/2 x 11 inches and 6 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches.

Edition of 10. Published by the Brodsky Center at PAFA, Philadelphia
Collaborating Master Printer: Pater Haarz. Photograph by Barbara Katus.

Interview with Jonathan Lyndon Chase on Forehead Kiss, October 11, 2018

Chase's portraits speak about the multifaceted nature of identity. His figures are fused with the field of the canvas and the object of double-sided paintings. Transparent arms, faces and objects interrupt the continuity of each figure. The overlapping elements seem both connected to the subject and belonging to another person. His work is in the collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; The Wedge Collection, Toronto, Canada; Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, and numerous private national and international collections. He obtained a BFA from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia (2013) and an MFA from PAFA (2016). He lives and works in Philadelphia.

During my undergraduate studies, I took a course that included working in woodblock with Patty Smith at the University of the Arts, but Forehead Kiss is really my first print. Essentially, I have not gravitated to printmaking until now because the process is so different from the way I paint and draw. My residency at the Brodsky Center at PAFA became an opportunity to honor the tradition of printmaking and open up to the alchemic, magical, process-based approach of working with the dynamics of proofing and editing... continues here



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