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Jason Rohlf

Unreliable Navigator

February 22 - March 28, 2020

Jason Rohlf (b. 1970, Milwaukee, WI) is a Brooklyn-based artist working primarily in painting. His works range from his extensive Shop Rag Project to massive painted tarps up to 12 feet tall. His practice is heavily process-driven and entails a rigorous investigation of materials and color. Using titles that sometimes characterize the paintings as energy-possessing tools to assist in navigating our emotional and material lives, Rohlf riffs on notions of science and metaphysics. The works in Unreliable Navigator connect to our ideas of who and where we are in the universe.


“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”  –Henry David Thoreau


Rohlf’s work has been reviewed in Hyperallergic, Time Out Chicago, and Milwaukee Magazine. Selected solo and group exhibitions include Tory Folliard Gallery (Milwaukee WI), ReInstitute (Millerton NY) Rick Wester (NYC,) Pentimenti (Philadelphia), and Pelham art Center (Pelham NY). He attended the Sam and Adel Golden Paint Foundation Residency and produced a public arts project for the MTA Arts for Transit at Far Rockaway in Queens.

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