The work of Jason Frizzell explores the idea of transition periods, physical or emotional, that shape us as unique moments in time. Inspired by dreams, movies and literature, Frizzell’s miniature scale environments feel post-apocalyptic—in some cases complete with zombies—evoking a world that could be the past, or the not too distant future.
His recent series “And to the Garden the Serpent Come” is a body of work that employs modeling techniques commonly used by architects, public sculpture commission maquettes, model railroaders, and scale model war gaming. The thematic focus often portrays figures in situations where the narrative is not clearly defined, and where there are no clear distinctions between protagonists and antagonists. The figures interact with other figures, architectural spaces, and elements of the physical landscape, with the intent of the pieces as posing questions or possibilities rather than providing definite answers or resolution. The work reflects upon the things that we bury and occasionally dig up: feelings, secrets, the past, treasures or dead relatives.
Frizzell holds an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Victoria, a BFA With Distinction in Sculpture and Printmaking from the University of Calgary and Diploma in Art and Design from Red Deer College. Frizzell has taught Drawing, Visual Fundamentals, Printmaking, and Sculpture at Red Deer College since 1998, currently holding the position of Dean of the School of Creative Arts. He has exhibited prints, drawings, and sculpture nationally and internationally, and was included in the 2015 Alberta Biennial at the Art Gallery of Alberta.
Jason Frizzell “These Fields are Not our Own”
21′ x 16.5″ x 73.75″
Scale Model Components, High Density Foam, MDF
Live Auction Lot # 10
Fair Market Value $3800