Jason Dussault Debuts his Latest Collection Kick Back at Scope Miami Beach During Art Basel 2018

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Jason Dussault and Castle Fitzjohn Gallery New York are proud to announce a collaborative effort titled, “KICK BACK “. An homage to a selection of his favourite sneakers growing up, Jason has taken his unique application of mosaic tile-work and applied the medium to a range of classic kicks.

Kick Back

Sneakers are one the most viewed works of art in our modern history. With this collection I have armoured some of my favourites works so that they can be enjoyed for many years to come, Jason Dussault

Sneakers have long been considered functional pieces of art and rightfully so. A blend of colorways, material and design has made them not only utilitarian, but also visually striking. Albeit world wide, the sneaker culture is still closely knit, if even primarily in their appreciations.

This rarified movement is the inspiration behind Jason Dussault’s latest show: KickBack. An homage to a selection of his favourite sneakers growing up, Jason has taken his unique application of mosaic tile-work and applied his medium to a range of classic kicks.

The installation will be proudly displayed at Scope Art Fair during Art Basel Miami in the guise of a pop up shoe store, the pieces themselves highlighted inside of foil stamped plexiglass boxes.

Although the word KickBack evokes feelings of relaxation and calmness, by reimagining an item of comfort and function, Jason Dussault has yet again taken familiar terminology and turned it on its head. KickBack is not only a show for sneakerheads but is indeed a commentary on one of the most influential and inspiring movements in pop culture.

“KICK BACK” will be Showcased from December 4th through the 9th 2018 at Scope Art Fair Booth D23. For more information visit http://www.jasondussault.com/kickback

About Scope Art Fair 2018
The 18th edition of SCOPE Miami Beach returns to Ocean Drive and 8th Street in its bespoke pavilion on the sand. Honoured by the City of Miami Beach Mayor’s Office and Commission for its extraordinary cultural impact, SCOPE Miami Beach features 140 International Exhibitors from 25 countries and 60 cities, and welcomes 60,000 visitors over the course of 6 days. Amidst an unprecedented outpouring of critical acclaim from press, curators and collectors, and a digital and social media outreach campaign garnering over 450 million impressions, SCOPE Miami Beach is once again poised to lead the charge for the emerging contemporary art market.
https://scope-art.com/

About Castle Fitzjohns

A 3,000 square foot two story locale situated in Manhattan’s Lower East Side (LES), Castle Fitzjohns Gallery represents a wide range of emerging and mid-career artists, as well as select secondary market pieces from our collection. Castle Fitzjohns has a three tier structure:

  • Castle Fitzjohns "Platform", which focuses on nurturing and guiding emerging artists.
  • Castle Fitzjohns "Gallery" which supports and promotes mid career artists.
  • Castle Fitzjohns, an advisory and brokerage service for the bluechip/secondary market.

In 2016 Castle Fitzjohns Creative was launched, an agency pairing artists with brands for experiential marketing activation's, product collaborations and corporate team building. We also curate community outreach projects to promote/create community engagement through art.

https://www.castlefitzjohns.com/

About Jason Dussault

The world's most impactful art is born from the expression of internal struggle. Jason Dussault has wielded the power of that understanding and has channeled that energy through nostalgic iconography. Jason creates an homage to one of the most primitive yet connected mediums in art history, the mosaic. By combining tile, paint, grout, resin and vintage porcelain, Jason has re-envisioned a 4,000 year old craft that has spawned masterpieces and, has made it his own. A true labor of love, Jason’s pieces are created over a two to four week process which he navigates on his own accord, free from assistants or interns. His dedication, curiosity and, sacrifice have culminated in humbleness, the true mark of an artist.

The artist has an impressive list of accomplishments and collaborations including; a commission by FC Barcelona to create a mosaic artwork of their coat of arms, where it was presented at the Rainbow Room in NYC and hand signed by all the soccer players, which was then put up for a charity auction; SOLD-OUT solo show in NYC, hosted by the late Glenn O’Brian editor of Interview Magazine and Warhol factory member; one-month Artist-in-Residency at Ruschmeyer’s Hotel in Montauk, Long Island, NY, where Jason created a series of vintage mosaic surfboards in an interactive outdoor setting; Invitation to host an artist workshop and talk at the Soho House members club NYC; Rogers production of reality TV show Dussault Inc.; Creator of the iconic Dussault Hoodies; partnership with KISS’ Gene Simmons; and a Indy Car collaboration.

Jason Dussault is represented by Hoerle-Guggenheim Contemporary Art Gallery in NYC and at Maddox Gallery in Mayfair, London.

To learn more, please visit:jasondussault.com

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