Jason Falchook’s work continues to examine the built world through an awareness of color, light, and texture. His images look at spaces that have been transformed by light and the passing of time. There are reoccurring elements and patterns that surface, including thresholds and barriers. Falchook’s photography is in the permanent collection of the U.S. State Department, the National Academy of Sciences, and several private collections. He has had solo exhibitions at Fusebox Gallery and Civilian Art projects in Washington, DC as well as group exhibitions at the Katonah Museum of Art (Katonah, NY); Shade Projects and Monorchid Gallery (Phoenix, AZ); The National Academy of Science (Washington, DC); Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, DC); Art Positions, Art Basel Miami Beach; U.S. Embassy Brasilia (Brasilia, Brazil); Instituto De Arte Fotographico (Lima, Peru); and the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art (FL). Falchook is a graduate of the Corcoran College of Art and Design, a Trawick Prize finalist (2003), and a recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Young Artist grant (2001).
Indivisible From the Sheen of Plastic
Falchook is interested in photographing places that have been transformed not only by the passing of time and the shifting of light, but also by the cumulative layering and overlapping of building styles with economics. His images are less about passing judgement on these sites and more about observation. He interacts with what has become too familiar as we move through these spaces. The camera allows him to engage with his environment. Awareness of light, color, texture and repeating pattern have challenged him to be more present and cognizant of his immediate surroundings. Falchook’s images reframe and isolate aspects of an already existing network where the contrived and the fortuitous mingle. City planners make decisions that impact the collective, however he is drawn to the smaller marks left by individuals and nature. He takes these photographs to try to make sense of a landscape that is always changing.
To view more of Jason’s work please visit his website.