In Conversation

2004

Object

Artist

Jason Middlebrook, American, 1966-
Born: Jackson, MI
Work Locations: Hudson, NY

Country

Object Info

Object: drawing
Not currently on view
Object ID: 2016.150

Medium/Technique

Mixed media on paper

Credit

Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
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Dimensions

height: 40 in, 101.6000 cm; width: 40 in, 101.6000 cm; frame height: 42 1/2 in, 107.9500 cm; frame width: 42 1/2 in, 107.9500 cm; frame depth: 1 1/2 in, 3.8100 cm

Department

Modern and Contemporary Art

Known Provenance

Purchased by Vicki and Kent Logan from Sarah Meltzer Gallery, 2004; gifted to the Denver Art Museum, 2016.

Extended Info

Jason Middlebrook is a contemporary mixed-media artist, whose work explores the complex relationship between nature and man, often paying homage to the work of fellow contemporary artists. "In Conversation" features the iconic Robert Indiana "LOVE" sculpture, deteriorating in a field spotted with overgrown flowers, surrounded by four rodents. Sprouting from each of the mammal’s heads are what appear to be colored thought bubbles, hinting at their ability to engage with one another, perhaps a reference to the title. 

Jason Middlebrook was born in 1966 in Jackson, Michigan. He received his BFA from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1990 and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in California in 1994.