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The Project Room in July will feature Zones, an exhibition of works by Jon Bocksel. In this series of works the artist implements hand painted typography and language-based narratives on paper, some created in response to his experiences in the Tenderloin District in June 2012. This show will run as an extension of his performance during the Luggage Store Galleryʼs Streetopia Exhibition, for which Jon took a pushcart to the streets of the Tenderloin to conduct a social communication experiment that played with concepts of the dissemination of information through personalized, hand painted signs or “Broadcasts.” This show will contain ephemera from his pushcart travels, and recent studio work that both investigate language.

Jon Bocksel

Jon Bocksel was born in 1983 in Queens, New York. His works are inspired by words encountered in daily life, ranging from newspaper headlines to graffiti. His works provoke viewers to both read and look at the deeper social issues connected within the words. His work has been reviewed by Color Magazine, Jettison Quarterly, Williamsburg/Greenpoint Art News, Juxtapoz, and the New York Times. Jon received his BFA from Pratt Institute in 2005 and calls Brooklyn home.