Jason Loebs is primarily a conceptual painter whose work deals with issues of negation and the failed coherency of images in the modern day. Referencing a variety of sources and contexts he generates pictures that teeter on the edge of representing nothing- simultaneously being densely packed with signifiers. His work challenges the assumptions that define the legitimacy of knowledge and truth- he paints in a way that invites interpretation without the trappings of easily defined ideologies.
For his first show at Waymaker he set aside the canvas and worked with a crew of assistants to build four large 'buildings' that interpret Kazimir Malevich's Suprematist compositions as blueprints. Paintings originally intended to deny all literal interpretations are inversely understood, becoming edifices to an imagined history that -literally- make the gallery difficult to enter and harder to leave.