Photo Credit: Justin Williams 2016

Jason Lyons

STATEMENT.
Creations from man made objects discarded as refuse and reinterpreted to form objects found in nature are theinspirations for my art.  The simple spoon forms the body of a rainbow trout; a discarded children's toy becomes the foundation for a moose; horse shoes transform into armadillos. Whose to say every spoon handle is not a bird's wing waiting to take flight? Ideas grow from a single reclaimed object consisting of primarily wood or metal that create the foundation of its repurpose. Sensing exactly what a certain item is to become just by its very shape, material and innate energy sculptures literally grow from that humble beginning. Building on that the reclaimed objects are then transformed from their mechanized human intentions into organic figures found in nature.

BIO.
Some of my earliest memories are of trips out “Junk” hunting with my father and of spending summers traveling the art show circuits in the family’s red VW bus. This and a childhood spent in the outdoors have played a large part in influencing my inspirations and mediums I sculpt in. My formal education, as well as much of my daily life, revolves around art. I excel in areas that focus 3D sculpting from reclaimed objects consisting of primarily wood and metal, augmented with, well, whatever else I can find. To me, it is the organic nature of many of these man-made objects that serves as a natural inspiration for me and transforms themselves to the organic figures I create.

 

Resume.

Jason Lyons
Harrisburg, PA 17110
717-810-9876

Studio. The Millworks
              340 Verbeke St. #109
              Harrisburg, PA 17107

Email.    Jason@jasonlyonsarts.com

Web.     JasonLyonsArts.com

Blog.     http://metalmenagerie.blogspot.com/


Grants/Awards.
2015 - NICHE Award Finalist - Recycled
2015 - NICHE Award Finalist- Mixed Media
2014 - NICHE Award Winner - Mixed Media
2013 - Mickie Workman Scholarship - Arts Business Institute winter workshop -     Philadelphia, PA
2010 - 1st Place - Sculpture - Art Association ofHarrisburg Fall Member Show
2010 - Juriors Choice - Repurposed
2010 - EBSQ Online Gallery
2007 - 2nd Place -  Sculpture -  Art Association ofHarrisburg Fall Member Show

Exhibitions.
Solo.
September 2012 Carlisle Arts Learning Center - Images & Objects - Carlisle, PA
September 2009 Perry County Council of the Arts - Human Nature - Wildlife Assemblages Formed from Reinterpreted Refuse - Newport, PA

Group.
July 2015 - Maryland Federation of Art – Eye of the Beholder - Annapolis, MD
June 2015 - State Museum of Pennsylvania – Art of the State - Harrisburg, PA
June 2015 - HIVE Artspace – The Great Big Bug Show - York, PA
May - Present 2015 - Hershey Gardens - UpCycle - Hershey, PA
January 2014 - PCCA - Waste Not - Newport, PA
March 2014 - Studio B - Curator - UPCYCLE: ReFresh - Boyertown, PA
June 2013 - State Museum of Pennsylvania - Art of the State - Harrisburg, PA
May 2013 - Maryland Federation of Art - Eye of the Beholder -
                   The Art of the Found Object - Annapolis, MD
November 2012 - Craftforms 2012 - Wayne Art Center - Wayne, PA
July 2012 - Snyderman-Works Galleries - Recovered Delights - Philadelphia, PA
November 2011 - Maryland Federation of Art- Eye Of the Beholder -
                              Annapolis, MD
September 2011 - Ciao Gallery - Call of the Wild National Juried
                               Exhibition - Jackson, WY
December 2010 - Philly Dumpster Divers - Philadelphia Home
                              Show - Philadelphia, PA
July 2010 - Maryland Federation of Art - Art of the Found Object National
                    Juried Show - Annapolis, MD
June 2010 - Perry County Council of the Arts - Route 15 Member Artist
                     Exhibition - Newport, PA
March 2010 - Perry County Council of the Arts - Metal Exhibition - Newport, PA
January 2009 - Pajama Factory - Opening Reception - Williamsport, PA
September 2008 - Harrisburg Art Walk, Harrisburg, PA

Commissions.
2009 - Pennsylvania Governor Awards - PA
2010 - Pennsylvania Governor Awards - PA
Various Private Collectors - National

Affiliations.
Philadelphia Dumpster Divers
Art Association of Harrisburg
PA Guild of Craftsmen - Member of Board of Directors
Perry County Council of the Arts

Current Gallery Representation.
The Merchant of Menace - West Chester, PA
The Millworks - Harrisburg, PA
 Perry County Council of the Arts - Newport, PA
Village Artisans Gallery - Boiling Springs, PA

Past Representation.
Snyderman - Works Galleries - Philadelphia, PA
Montclair Art Museum - Montclair, NJ
Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Guild Store - Lancaster, PA
West Annapolis Artworks & Fine Framing - Annapolis, MD
Radius Gallery - State Museum - Harrisburg, PA
Sweet Mabel Gallery - Narberth, PA
2nd Floor Gallery - Mechanicsburg, PA
MAAC - Middletown, PA