Jeremiah Ray is an interdisciplinary artist from New England. His work, which crisscrosses a wide variety of mediums, seeks to better understand human interaction, inter and intrapersonal relations among individuals, as well as the relationship to oneself. Jeremiah has dabbled in numerous academic fields some of which include: English literature, foreign languages (German, French, and Spanish), jazz and classical music (guitar, performance, and composition) and fine arts. An avid traveler and a self-deemed nomad, Jeremiah sees both traveling and the exploration of different cultures as a means of further exploring and understanding oneself in relation to the world.
Through increasingly improvisational and reactionary performance based work, I seek to address issues of communication between individuals as well as how we internalize, interpret, and process both singular and collective experiences. These issues, and subsequent conflict, stem from the observance of both the mundane and the extraordinary in everyday life; a mirror image of our collective struggle within our inherent duality—our equally finite and infinite nature. Symbols culled from dreams, imagery presented through the analysis of the subconscious, are translated into live, temporal work. Sound and video, object and body based improvisational studies, explorations of the physical body through ritualized gestures, etc., bring the awareness of both artist and audience to both the present moment and the transformative potential of the seemingly unnoteworthy therein.
Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.