An exhibition of new works by Jonas Criscoe and Mark Johnson that explore the illusion of direction and the indeterminacy of visual language. Through their mixed media works both artist mimic the cacophonous nature of our contemporary enviroment while reflecting upon the incoherent facets of information that saturate our daily lives.
Jonas Criscoe is an interdisciplinary visual artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the United States, most notably the International Print Center in New York and the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Criscoe has also been featured in various art publications, Including Art Lies and New American Painting and has been a Jerome Fellow at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking and a West Prize acquisition recipient. A native of Austin, Texas, he received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and the University of Texas at Austin, and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently, he is on the editorial board of DIALOGIST, a journal of Poetry & Art, on the Faculty of the Art School at The Contemporary Austin and a founding member of ICOSA, an artist run gallery and arts space located in Austin, Tx.
Mark Johnson was born in Xenia, Ohio in 1979. He works predominantly in painting but includes video and performance in his installations. Johnson completed a BFA in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2001. Johnson splits his time between Austin, Marfa, New Orleans and New York.
916 Springdale Rd. Building 2, #102 Austin, Texas 78702
About the Organizer/Venue
ICOSA is an artist-run non-profit cooperative gallery that showcases a diverse range of contemporary art and programming.Founded in 2015, ICOSA was originally located within Pump Project’s former studios. In June 2018 ICOSA moved to nearby Canopy, East Austin’s blossoming gallery and studio hub at 916 Springdale Road. The gallery houses track lighting, high ceilings, and 1500 square feet of exhibition space.
ICOSA is home to a collective group of artists, well known nationally and internationally, who have received numerous prestigious awards and grants and whose work is featured in various major collections.
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