Jon Scott Anderson

Bio

Jon Scott Anderson's work is connected to a long lineage of landscape-based work. With Classical Chinese painting’s aesthetics that balance the polarities of near and far and empty and full as essential to a vision of the world, and with how the Japanese garden constructs and re-sets elements poised between the natural and the composed.

Each image is realized by working it much like a painting so as the iconic character of the photographic subject of grass, vine, etc. lessens they become more about a response to the pattern languages found in the landscape. Each image or page in the “books” builds a narrative that share the two defining characteristics of written Classical Chinese poetry , graphic form and empty grammar. Read together like kanji characters in a poem, each image re-describes a place where all things rise and pass away with the seasons. They speak with the formal gesture of a calligraphy character while engaging the viewer in a dialectic between presence and absence.

Anderson's background in painting (Kansas City Art Institute, BFA) and in filmmaking (Syracuse University, M.F.A.) inform these images. Anderson has exhibited his films, videos and photography internationally with one person shows in New York City, Kansas City and Tokyo. His photos are in the corporate collections of: Sprint Corporation, Capital One Services, Inc., Lathrop & Gage, Emprise Bank, Kearney Commercial Bank, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, Spenser Fane Britt & Browne, as well as many private collections.

Solo Exhibitions

2015  The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs, Matfield Green, KS

2007-08 re-setting a place, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2006 re-setting places, Thornhill Gallery, Avila University, Kansas City, MO

2006 re-setting places, Bucci Gallery, Emeryville, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016  Winter Stream, The Epsten Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2015  UrbanSuburban XI, The Epsten Gallery, Kansas City, MO 

2014-15  On Behalf of One’s Obsessions, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2014  Phenomenon, Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2013  Thanks For The Warning, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2012  Missouri Bank/Art Through Architecture Art Boards, Kansas City, MO

2011  Beyond Bounds, Brilliant, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2010  Urban/Suburban, Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2010  Kansas City Flatfiles, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2010  Surroundings, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2009  Group Show, The BonFoey Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2009  Snow, with Terry Evans & Michael Sinclair, George’s, Kansas City, MO

2008  For Art’s Sake, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2007  The Captured Image,The John Steffl Gallery, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN

2007  New Works, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2007  Photo Group Show, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2007  Group Show, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2006  Middle Gallery Show, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2006  Summer Group Show,  Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2006  Group Show, The BonFoey Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2006  City Fields for Now, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2005  Sacred, Candace Perich Gallery, Katonah, NY

2005  Holiday Exhibition, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2005  Group Show, The BonFoey Gallery, Cleveland, OH

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