On 3rd Friday in September, Kiosk Gallery will host an opening reception for the Black House Collective Sound Art Residency, which culminates in an exhibition titled Chromatic Bowls. The selected sound artist, Jason Charney, will create an installation incorporating steel bowls that become resonant vessels – taking in the ambient noise of the gallery and putting out responsive sound and light. Visitors may meet the artist at the reception on Friday, September 16th from 6 to 9 pm. The show runs through October 13th, on view during open hours Fridays 12 to 6 pm, Saturdays noon to 4 pm, and by appointment.
Jason Charney’s work as a composer addresses the connections among scientific phenomena, sensory perception, and performative gesture. He writes music for both instruments and electronic media, often combining them. He is also an active electroacoustic performer, both as a soloist and with instrumentalists. As a sound artist, Jason is interested in cultivating sound as a critical and non-linear medium in gallery or site-specific installations.
Charney grew up in a suburb of Kansas City and currently lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland. He holds degrees in music theory and composition from the University of Kansas and Bowling Green State University. Recent projects include installations at KANEKO (Omaha, NE), Georgia Southern University, and Shaw Center for the Arts (Baton Rouge, LA), as well as musical collaborations with saxophonist Nick Zoulek (Bowling Green, OH), mezzo-soprano Jennifer Beattie (Philadelphia), and Duo d’Entre-Deux (Montréal/Ohio).