There's "no use crying over spill'd milk," but why not laugh-till-you-cry about a one-of-a-kind bronze ice cream cone by acclaimed contemporary artist Jason Meadows!? Frozen in time, Meadows has produced a series of ice cream cones that seem to have just plopped out of the hand of an ice cream fiend. These small (melting) sculptures are humorous and poignant, in today's climate. Each sculpture weighs in at 3.2 lbs. while standing at 5.5" high x 4.5" wide.
Since the mid-1990s, Jason Meadows has explored formal notions of space, narrative, form and material through engaging sculptures that hover between abstraction and representation. Drawing from a wide range of sources including popular culture, art history and literature, the artist skillfully manipulates familiar forms and narratives in ways that challenge linear narratives and perceptions of space. Everyday materials such as wood, metal and found objects appear regularly in his assemblages, lending a rough-edged, handmade production quality to his work that is frequently offset by a painterly use of color. Layering these formal references with cultural iconography and shifting perspectives, Meadows’ sculptures filter our own perceptions of the familiar through a new lens of spatial complexity.
Born in 1972 in Indianapolis, Jason Meadows currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He received a BFA from the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago in 1994 and an MFA from the University of California in Los Angles in 1998.