Jonathan Lyndon Chase
Company, New York (F6)
Jonathan Lyndon Chase (born 1989) lives in Philadelphia.
Interdisciplinary artist Jonathan Lyndon Chase makes work that subverts canonical misrepresentation and exclusion of the queer, black body. In paintings, drawings, video and sculpture, Chase renders form through layers of bright visceral paint, make-up, foam, and glitter to spin narratives that blend emotional and physical states of being.
For Frame, artist Jonathan Lyndon Chase presents an installation of new paintings, drawings and sculpture that position the kitchen and super markets—once charged sites of gender performance—as backdrops for the liberated queer body. As in all of Chase’s work, the human form takes visceral precedence. Figures hang, kinetically intertwined with ovens, food items, and signage; turning into abstract compositions that sever the boundaries between exterior and interior, physical and emotional.
Jonathan Lyndon Chase has had recent solo exhibitions at Company, New York and Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited in various group shows including those at the Rubell Family Collection, Miami; CAAM, Los Angeles; Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia; The Bunker: Collection of Beth Rudin De-Woody, Palm Beach; and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art, Philadelphia.