Time to Fly
23 Feb — 8 Apr 2017 at Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art in New York, United States
Jason Craighead’s works emits an infectious, fervent energy; where every splatter, drip, and scratch conveys the artist’s emotional and profound spirit. Time to Fly references a call to action, after a year of immense personal loss, endurance, and self-actualization for the artist.
Throughout the show, Craighead scatters references to his central theme with flickers of orange-yellow fire, golden halos and empowering words, calling his time to rise to life’s most recent challenges.
Craighead’s creative process combines instinct and spontaneity with purposeful movement and references from emotionally significant books, films, and music lyrics. What remains is an elusive balance of structures intricately networked to create striking compositions. The works of Time to Fly envelop the audience, inciting emotional reaction and engagement with his narrative of personal growth and ascent.