+Kris Graves Projects is proud to announce the first New York solo exhibition of photographer Jason Hanasik. Curated by Kris Graves.
“He Opened Up Somewhere Along The Eastern Shore” is a photography project which engages image-making as a platform to intervene inside Western culture’s traditions and expectations related to masculinity, class, and heroism. This project opens up a space for a counter-narrative to exist. This new narrative focuses on individual experience, vulnerability, and intimacy as opposed to that which is enforced by the State, an impenetrable unit of men.
“We, the men of these images and I, might not sit at an equal distance from the center, but we all have a complicated relationship to what is considered normal—to our benefit and our destruction.”
Jason Hanasik was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1981. He received his MFA in Fine Arts with a focus in photography and video from California College of the Arts in 2009. Hanasik’s work has been exhibited internationally and is represented by +Kris Graves Projects in Brooklyn, NY. He currently resides in San Francisco, CA.