Jonathan Faber will lecture on his work. His paintings and drawings will be on view at the Cohen Gallery, opening on Nov. 4th. Faber received an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BFA from Alfred University. He was the recipient of a Pollock Krasner Fellowship and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. His work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums across the country, including Cue Art Foundation, New York, NY; Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas; David Shelton Gallery, Houston, Texas; and the Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin. He is represented by David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX. He currently resides in Austin, TX and is an Associate Professor at Texas State University School of Art & Design.
Painting to Jonathan Faber is a physical thinking process––a way of getting involved in a kind of internal dialogue. Faber is engaged in making works that are primarily abstract but are also connected to a lexicon of real-world imagery. In each painting, there is a negotiation of extremes––a friction between concept and intuition. The artist finely balances methodical and immediate approaches to each image as they undergo a process of formation and deformation, destruction and reconstruction.