bio - jon
Jon lives in Montgomery County with his wife Kimberly and their three sons. He owns and runs a manufacturing facility in Perkasie, Pa and is also a consultant for a movable bridge engineering firm. In addition to this, Jon designs, fabricates, and installs large scale work for other artists. Onsite machining is also part of his skill set such as his field work on "Oculus", a permanent installation by Santiago Calatrava at the World Trade Center in New York.
Previous exhibitions were installed at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia and the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, both with Matthew Stemler. Permanent Installations with Kimberly consist of "alpha & omega" NHUMC in Gilbertsville, Pa and "Windows of History" located at Univest National Bank in Souderton, Pa.
Much of his work is kinetic; it is playful, significant, and beautiful. It is to be accessible intellectually and artistically to all audiences. Both Jon and his work are absent of loftiness, condescension, and pretense. Instead, one finds both the artist and his work to be simultaneously powerful and humble.
"For years now I have been trying to develop a kind of visual language.
Finding constants, universal truths and attempting to create a rich contextual environment. Establishing type and archetype where objects, shapes, and drawings become more than simple metaphor and start to become wholly developed conversation. I would like my artwork to be approachable; one should never feel unqualified to have an opinion about it. I want complicated work to feel easy to the viewer."