© Photo courtesy of Artist Jason Mehl
Source: Fairmont Dallas | 5/2/16 | Dallas
Dan McGowan, General Manager of The Fairmont Dallas announces the appointment of sculptor Jason Mehl as hotel Artist in Residence. Mehl brings his world travels to focus back home in Dallas after spending five years in Seoul, South Korea, where he was the subject of numerous exhibitions. Established to support the local arts community, the Fairmont’s Artist in Residence program provides regional artists with a private studio space and a solo exhibition in the hotel’s contemporary gallery.
A trained environmental scientist following his passion, Mehl describes his work as, “a medium to visualize beyond the object ... meditative tools to reconnect people with an environment that's becoming increasingly distant due to the confines of manufactured spaces. Using the language of erosion, decay, growth processes, and the passage of time, each unique work is meant to re-create a moment of discovery; something of interest that grabs our attention.”
“Being in the heart of the Dallas Arts District brings a wonderful opportunity to look at our environment with new meaning,” says Mehl.
Jason Mehl will be in-residence April-June. His works will be on public display in the hotel gallery during this time. Additionally, one of his attention-getting larger works will anchor the hotel lobby. The artist will contribute a custom piece to the hotel’s permanent art collection at the conclusion of the residency. Throughout his tenure as Artist in Residence, Mehl will be working in the glass-front studio located on the Lobby Level across from Starbucks. The public, as well as hotel guests, are invited to visit during studio hours and by appointment. The Fairmont Dallas is located at 1717 N. Akard St., Dallas, TX 75201, in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. For more information 214/-720-2020. www.fairmont.com/dallas
Concurrent with the Fairmont’s Artist in Residence program, Mehl is exhibiting at the JM Gallery in One Arts Plaza, April 16-May 28, with a body of work titled “Naked Memories” comprising works of bronze, resin, and glass.
Those with a passion for culture, can enjoy the hotel’s Discover Dallas Art Package which includes tickets to the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Dallas Museum of Art, which offers complimentary admission. Rates start from $179 USD per night.For more information, call 214-720-5310 or visit www.fairmont.com/dallas.
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